18th April 2017

Costs Budgeting – A New Twist

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Has a new can of worms been opened as a result of the appeal in Merrix – v – Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2017) EWHC 346 (QB). The question before District Judge Lumb sitting as a regional costs judge at the trial in October 2016 was “ to what extent, if at all,… View Article

3rd March 2017

March Costs Offer

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Take advantage of our March Costs Offer: 50% reduction (up to the value of £500.00) Click here to book our nationwide courier OR CALL US NOW ON 01925 909360 Discount valid on our first invoice for any new instruction received from a new client on or before 31st March 2017.

12th December 2016

MoJ Proposals on PI Reform – Keeping track

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In his Autumn statement, the then Chancellor, George Osborne reiterated the Government’s pledge to tackle the number and cost of whiplash claims which according to Government’s own figures are 50% higher than a decade ago with the rise attributed to “ a predatory claims industry” However, In October 2016 the Government announced that it was… View Article

11th November 2016

5 Reasons Why Sterling Costs Are Right For You

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Inter Partes Highly experienced Inter Partes Team with particular focus on Commercial, Clinical Negligence, Catastrophic Injuries and Personal Injuries claims generally Legal Aid Extensively experienced Legal Aid Team with complete working knowledge of CCMS – we use software to prepare our claims which is the only provider that produces bulk upload files negating the need… View Article

1st November 2016

Lord Dyson opens the New Legal Year in Liverpool

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It was a pleasure to attend the Opening of the New Legal Year on 6th October 2016 hosted by the Liverpool Law Society at the very impressive Liverpool Town Hall. For those of you who have to been to the venue I would strongly recommend a visit; from the external architecture to the internal grandeur… View Article

22nd September 2016

Be Careful what you wish for

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In the years immediately preceding 31st March 2013, Lord Jackson produced a “wish list” of reforms to the Civil Justice System. The majority of his proposals were enacted through LASPO Act 2013, the Government however then decided in their infinite wisdom to introduce a series of Court fee increases which have seen the cost for… View Article

7th July 2016

Proclaim Case Management Software

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Sterling Costs are pleased to announce the installation and integration of Proclaim Case Management software into our IT system. Our decision to invest in Proclaim was prompted by some of our clients’ desire to have a Case Management program compatible with their own thus enabling a straightforward, convenient and cost efficient method of transferring their… View Article

30th June 2016

Costs – Mediation & ADR

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Costs – Mediation & ADR Lord Justice Jackson has recommended in his final report on civil litigation (2010) that all litigation lawyers and judges should be properly informed about the benefits of alternative dispute resolution. “(ADR, particularly mediation) has a vital role to play in reducing the costs of civil disputes, by fomenting the early… View Article

19th April 2016

April Costs Offer

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8th March 2016

Don’t be fooled on the 1st of April

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Following my attendance at Monday’s Association of Costs Lawyers Legal Aid Group Seminar I wish I could say in the words of Florence (of ‘and the Machine’ notoriety) the dark days are over; unfortunately they are not. Turmoil is all around, although after a very good seminar from an LAA Finance speaker, I am a… View Article