FIXED COSTS AND THE BAR: FURTHER THOUGHTS

Kerry Underwood

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Lord Justice Jackson’s Fixed Recoverable Costs Report was published on 31 July 2017 and is available here.

This piece develops some thoughts contained in FIXED COSTS AND THE BAR: POST 2 and in due course will be incorporated into that post.

Ring fencing of counsel’s fees in the Fast Track

Counsel’s fees 

There is an element of ring fencing counsel’s fees in the Fast Track.

This applies to matters in Complexity Band 4, the details of which are set out above.

These fees are as follows:

Post-issue advice or conference –                                      £1,000.00

Settling defence or defence and counterclaim –                 £500.00.

Although I refer to the ring- fencing of counsel’s fees, such a fee is also payable to a specialist…

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