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COSTS: Ours not to count the cost

11 August 2016  

Andrew Beck and Gwendoline Davies provide an update on pre-action costs

A recent High Court finding that a defendant was entitled to recover its pre-action costs from a claimant who issued but did not serve court proceedings has highlighted that claimants must consider carefully the recoverability of pre-action costs when deciding whether to commence proceedings.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Citation plc v Ellis Whittam Ltd [2012] EWHC 764 (QB)

    Clydesdale Bank plc v Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward (2014) unreported, EWHC Ch, 24 March

    Re Gibson’s Settlement Trusts [1981] Ch 179

    Webb Resolutions Ltd v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd (2016) unreported, EWHC Ch, 4 May