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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.

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

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:

  • Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Co Ltd [2018] UKSC 21
  • R (Ezeugo) v Director of Legal Aid Casework [2018] EWHC 691 (Admin)
  • 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
  • Awuah v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKFTT 555 (IAC); [2017] 4 Costs L.R. 615
  • Various Claimants v Ministry of Defence [2016] EWHC 1221 (QB)
  • Iraqi Civilian Litigation v Ministry of Defence [2016] 3 Costs L.O. 471
  • Stone Rowe Brewer LLP v Just Costs Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1168; [2016] Ch. 489
  • Ghising v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 3706 (QB)
  • Denton v TH White Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 906
  • McDaniel & Co v Clarke [2014] EWHC 3826 (QB); [2014] 6 Costs L.R. 963

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.

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