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Civil Costs - 5th edition
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Civil Costs - 5th edition

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To be published 30 Aug 2013 (Sweet & Maxwell) PRE-ORDER NOW!
ISBN: 9780414024489. Hard Cover.

By Peter Hurst


  • Provides a thorough and authoritative survey of the costs regime under the Civil Procedure Rules
  • Deals with all areas of civil costs, from the basic principles of entitlement to the practical details of how costs – both non-contentious and contentious – are assessed
  • Explains the new costs legislation and rules following on from the implementation of the Jackson reforms
  • Explains costs management, costs budgeting and costs capping in detail
  • Deals with the new provisions relating to Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), Damages Based Agreements (DBAs),the transitional provisions and exceptions and the implications of these changes
  • Covers the introduction of Qualified One Way Costs Shifting, the 10% increase in damages and the changes to Part 36 (an additional amount up to £75,000 where a defendant fails to beat a claimant’s Part 36 offer)
  • Sets out the transitional provisions and in particular the exceptions relating to Mesothelioma, insolvency and publication and privacy proceedings
  • Details the provisions relating to recoverable ATE premiums in negligence cases
  • Provides a wealth of detail and information including the latest cases about all aspects of civil costs


    • Introduction
    • The Civil Procedure Rules 1998
    • The relationship with the client

    Entitlement to costs

    • General principles of entitlement to costs
    • Agreements as to costs

    Assessment of costs

    • Non-contentious costs
    • Contentious costs

    Practice & Procedure

    • Application for and attendance upon detailed assessment


    • Review and appeal

    Penalties and Sanctions

    • Wasted costs sanctions and the court’s inherent jurisdiction

    Particular matters

    • Court of Protection, Arbitration and Other Tribunals
    • Costs of trustees, personal representatives and under contract, protective cost orders, orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    • Lien and recovery of costs
    • Charging orders
    • Security for costs in litigation
    • Recovery, interest and reimbursement of costs

    General principles of assessment

    • General principles of assessment

    Supreme Court, of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

    • Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
    • Judicial Committee of the Privy Council


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