Entries by Toby Moreton

New Member of Team

We are pleased to announce a further new member of our rapidly expanding team, Tracy Simmonds who joins us from the in house costing department of a leading personal injury firm.

Guideline Hourly Rates 2011

The Master of the Rolls has received a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Civil Costs on an increase to the Guideline Hourly Rates for 2011.

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000

We are proud to announce that following an assessment by an independent organisation T M Costings Ltd has been successful in achieving ISO 9001 Certification. This Internationally recognised prestigious award for quality is an International Standard in use worldwide as the benchmark for Quality. The award recognises our commitment to an exceptional quality of service. With only around 3% of UK businesses holding this Certificate T M Costings Ltd  are now at the forefront of quality service and customer care.

New Test for Proportionality

Lord Neuberger has unveiled the new test to be applied in relation to costs which are challenged as being disproprtionate. The new test – to be contained in CPR 44.4(5) – will come into force in April 2013 and will read as follows:

Costs Management

The Hon Mr Justice Ramsey has delivered the 16th Implementation Lecture in relation to Sir Rupert Jackson’s reform package, concerning Costs Management. He unveiled additions to CPR3 (3.11 to 3.18), a new Practice Direction 3E and amendments to Section 6 of the Costs Practice Direction. The changes are intended to give effect to the Sir Rupert’s proposals for costs management based on four essential elements, namely: