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COSTS: Less pain more gain

03 April 2015  

Miranda Whiteley summarises recent guidance on costs from the Technology and Construction Court

We have had to wait for nearly two years for some guidance from the courts on the new proportionality test for costs introduced in 2013. It has come from the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Savoye v Spicers Ltd [2015] – no surprise there since the TCC, and in particular its former presiding judge Jackson LJ, has always been in the vanguard when it comes to case and costs management reform.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    CIP Properties (AIPT) Ltd v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd [2015] EWHC 481 (TCC)

    Coventry & ors v Lawrence & anor [2014] UKSC 46

    Finglands Coachways Ltd v O’Hare [2014] EWHC 1513 (QB)

    Giambrone & ors v JMC Holidays Ltd [2002] EWHC 2932 (QB)

    Home Office v Lownds [2002] EWCA Civ 365

    Kazakhstan Kagazy plc & ors v Zhunus & ors [2015] EWHC 404 (Comm)

    Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd v Healthcare Support (Newcastle) Ltd & ors [2014] EWHC 3847 (TCC)

    Motto & ors v Trafigura Ltd & anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1150

    Redfern v Corby Borough Council [2014] EWHC 4526 (QB)

    Savoye & anor v Spicers Ltd [2015] EWHC 33 (TCC)

    Vitol Bahrain EC v Nasdec General Trading LLC & ors [2013] EWHC 3359 (Comm)

    Willis v MRJ Rundell & Associates Ltd & anor [2013] EWHC 2923 (TCC)