It's two decades since the CPR came in. Costs are now fixed; many of the problems with costs are fixed; but costs law is anything but simple. There is so much you need to know. This book is the place to start. It's an everyday guide to the everyday issues, with each point covered in a bitesize format. Don't know how the rules apply in the circumstances of your claim? Find it here. Can't remember the name of that key case? Find it here. Need a quick guide on the law in a specific area? Find it here.
The book is rich in expert insight into the way that costs claims work. It is a more accessible and streamlined practitioner's handbook than other costs textbooks on the market, and also seeks to set itself apart by trying to give useful guidance on those difficult remaining topics on which the law does not yet give certainty.
The first half of the book deals with the fixed costs regime in detail. The later chapters deal with costs procedure and detailed assessment, all laden with practical tips for all parties so as to get to the right or the best result as soon as possible.
The book is aimed particularly at those working in personal injury claims, but also offers invaluable insight to the way fixed costs work for the wider civil litigation community. We all know an expansion of fixed costs will come, and those who are ready will be most likely to thrive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matthew Hoe is a solicitor and advocate, and director of dispute resolution at national firm Taylor Rose TTKW. He has specialised in legal costs for almost 17 years. He has acted in some of the major costs cases of the last decade, including most recently cases such as Bamrah v Gempride on misconduct in assessment proceedings, Hislop v Perde on late Part 36 acceptance in fixed costs cases, Cham v Aldred on counsel's fees in fixed costs cases and Adelekun v Ho on contracting out of fixed costs. Outside of work, Matthew watches far too much YouTube and enjoys fixing broken electronics and general tinkering with computers. He lives with his family near Peterborough.