Costs Litigation

Landmark has unrivalled expertise in the area of costs. Our members have appeared in some of the most significant costs cases of the past 20 years; a standard which is reflected by the fact that we have both leading and junior counsel recommended in the directories.

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Areas of particular specialism include:

  • Wasted costs
  • The recovery of ATE premiums
  • The assignment and enforceability of CFAs
  • The enforceability of DBAs
  • QOCS
  • Costs budgeting
  • Security for costs applications
  • Assessments pursuant to the Solicitors Act 1974
  • Costs in private prosecutions.

Our barristers pride themselves on their technical knowledge and commercially focussed advice. They, moreover, possess an exceptional breath of expertise. Thus, members are frequently instructed on all aspects of costs work ranging from arguments about special circumstances pursuant to s.70 Solicitors Act 1974 to arguments concerning CFAs and compliance with s.58 Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.

Recent costs cases which members have appeared in include:

  • R. (on the application of Chapter 4 Corp (t/a Supreme)) v Southwark Crown Court [2023] EWHC 1362 (Admin)
  • Harlow DC v Powerrapid Ltd [2023] EWHC 586 (KB)
  • Candey Ltd v Crumpler [2022] UKSC 35
  • Belsner v CAM Legal Services Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1387
  • R. (on the application of TM Eye Ltd) v Southampton Crown Court [2021] EWHC 2624 (Admin)
  • Mirchandani v Lord Chancellor [2020] EWCA Civ 1260
  • Lejonvarn v Burgess [2020] EWCA Civ 114
  • Global Assets Advisory Services Ltd v Grandlane Developments Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1764
  • West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 1220
  • Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Co Ltd [2018] UKSC 21
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust v McMenemy [2017] EWCA Civ 1941
  • Budana v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 1980
  • Khaira v Shergill [2017] EWCA Civ 1687.

In addition to the services above we also provide drafting services to solicitors firms including advising on compliant wording in retainers addressing interim statute bills and termination provisions, advising on CFAs and DBAs and costs budgeting.

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

Ben Connor

Practice Director

020 7421 2483

Mark Ball new

Mark Ball

Practice Director

020 7421 1308

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