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Cook on Costs 2024
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Cook on Costs remains the go-to resource for legal professionals navigating the complexities of costs and litigation.
This well-established and practical title returns fully updated with legislative changes concerning every aspect of civil costs, providing concise and comprehensive commentary on costs developments as well as straightforward explanations of the remuneration of solicitors and barristers. Using a dual approach, the text both informs and guides you through all aspects of the costs of contentious and non-contentious legal business.
The 2024 edition is dedicated to the late Michael Cook, with the content again updated by respected costs experts Jason Rowley and Simon Middleton.
What’s new for this year’s edition:
- Expansion and restructuring of content on fixed costs, following the wholesale amendment of CPR Part 45 to introduce the fixed costs regimes. Both pre- and post- October 2023 versions of Part 45 are included, along with substantial revision to other procedural provisions as a result of the changes. Practitioners will have everything they need in one place on these seismic changes in the world of costs and the conduct of litigation.
- The publication of the Civil Justice Council Costs Review Final Report, with recommendations for pilot costs management schemes and the creation of a working group to look at the methodology of determining guideline hourly rates.
- The Supreme Court judgment in R (on the application of PACCAR Inc & Ors) v Competition Appeal Tribunal & Ors, considering litigation funding in the context of Damages Based Agreements.
- The publication of the Civil Justice Council Review of Pre-Action Protocols Final Report Part 1, suggesting the possibility of change to the ways in which both the liability for, and the assessment of, costs in cases resolved pre-action are determined.
Table of contents
Part 1: Solicitor and client
Part 2: Funding
Part 3: Between the parties
Part 4: Quantification of costs
Part 5: Special cases