This well-established title returns for new and updated guidance on costs. Taking its familiar practical stance, Cook on Costs 2016 offers clear and straightforward explanations of every aspect (except criminal costs) 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 2016 edition has again been updated by Jason Rowley, who is a Costs Judge at the RCJ and Simon Middleton, who is a District Judge.
New to this edition is the commentary on the new format bill of costs, transitional arrangements, SCCO pilot and the use of J codes.
This edition also covers:
An entirely re-written chapter on the new Part 36
A significantly amended Chapter 34 on Children and Protected Parties, grappling with changes relating to deductions from damages under CPR 21.12, CPR 21 PD and CPR 46.4(5)
An updated Chapter 15 looking at the Sir Rupert Jackson speech on Costs management ‘Confronting Costs Management’, analysis of the main High Court decisions and consideration of possible rule changes relating to cost management.