RECOVERING COSTS IN THE SMALL CLAIMS TRACK – CONSIDERING “UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR” In a recent case, the Court of Appeal has considered when it might be appropriate to make an award of costs (over and above fixed costs) in Small Claims Track cases on the basis of unreasonable behaviour. Whilst declining to provide details of the circumstances which might give rise to such an award, the Court suggested that a similar approach to that adopted in wasted costs applications would be appropriate. The case was Dammerman v Lanyon Bowdler LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 269, which had begun life as a claim by a mortgagor complaining at the extent of the costs claimed by solicitors appointed on behalf of the mortg

Costs Blog

Disclaimer: The content of this blog is provided on a complimentary basis. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of SPH Costing Services Ltd. The content of the blog is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice on any specific matter or generally. Individual Legal advice should be sought from a Lawyer in relation to any specific case or issue. SPH Costing Services Ltd does not accept any responsibility for the correctness of this blog or for any consequences of relying on it.

© 2020 SPH Costing Services Ltd - Registered in England 3194408

Costs Lawyers and Law Costs Draftsmen