Costs in Family Proceedings
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:
Matrimonial Causes Act
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Senior Courts Act
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)
Illustrations by John Edwards ‘Jedd’