From Allocatur to Incipitur – It has begun We are now starting to see the effect of the (not quite so) recent changes to the Civil Procedure Act 2005 trickle down into cost assessments in relation to interest. S101(4) of the CPA now reads: (4) Unless the court orders otherwise, interest is payable on an…
In Laurens v Laurens (No.2) (FCCA) 109, delivered on 24 January 2017, the learned Judge commences his judgment with the very sentence “This is a cautionary tale for solicitors who hold money on trust for the benefit of both parties in family law proceedings”. The solicitor in question acted for the wife in bitterly fought divorce…
The Proportionality principle has historically played a significant but unclear role on costs assessments.
Vumbaca v Sultana  NSWDC 237 (14 December 2012) discusses the nature of costs assessment.
De Costi Seafoods (Franchises) Pty Limited and Anor v Wachtenheim and Anor (No 5)  NSWDC 8 (10 February 2015). Time for Monkeys Enterprises Pty Ltd v Southern Cross Austereo Pty Ltd  NSWDC 13 (19 February 2015).
An interesting development in the law relating to ‘offers of settlement’
Costs disclosure: Top Ten Mistakes
Ghosh v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd & Ors; Ghosh v Ninemsn Pty Ltd & Ors (No 4)  NSWDC 151 (17 September 2014)
On Monday 18th August the Court of Appeal delivered its decision in Hughes v Colin Daley Quinn  NSWCA 268.