Costs in Family Proceedings

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A revised and fully updated guide to the law, precedents and practice of costs and funding in all family proceedings.

Concise but comprehensive, this second edition provides a clear exposition of the three different regimes for family costs: no order; the clean sheet; and costs follow the event. It also covers arbitration costs, public funding, wasted costs, and any other costs issue that can arise.

The Second Edition covers:
Changes to public funding and the treatment of awards of damages
Changes to enforcement procedures with the introduction of Parts 39 and 40 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010
An update to relevant case law

Key legislation covered includes:
Children Act 1989
Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Senior Courts Act 1981
Family Procedure Rules 2010
Civil Procedure Rules 1998

Costs in Family Proceedings provides answers to all your costs questions. The early chapters address the scope for orders for costs between parties, while the later chapters provide coverage of: cost allowances, wasted costs, costs assessment (including indemnity costs), enforcement of costs orders, and the full range of other costs issues which may arise in family proceedings.

As the only book of its kind available, this is an essential title for all family law solicitors, barristers, judiciary and academics, as well as costs draftsmen.

'…magisterial… Our library here will stock this book. Family practitioners should…expect that all family judges will want to work from it.'
Lord Wilson (from the Foreword to first edition)

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Family Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Family Proceedings – Definition and Powers
Chapter 2 The Clean Sheet
Chapter 3 Costs in Financial Remedy Proceedings
Chapter 4 Costs in Other Types of Proceedings
Chapter 5 Other Forms of Costs Orders
Chapter 6 Non-Party Funding and the Liabilities of Non-Parties
Chapter 7 Public Funding
Chapter 8 Assessment of Costs
Chapter 9 The Costs of Enforcing Orders and Enforcement of Costs Orders
Appendix 1 Statutes, Procedural Rules and Practice Directions
Appendix 2 Guideline Solicitors' Fees
Appendix 3 Court Fees for Family Proceedings
Appendix 4 Legal Services Order Precedent

Product details

Published 27 Mar 2020
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 2nd
Extent 376
ISBN 9781526512055
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Francis Wilkinson

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Dr Sara Hunton

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