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Costs in Family Proceedings

Authors: Francis Wilkinson and Dr Sara Hunton

ISBN: 9781526512048

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Edition: 2nd

Publication Date: 13-02-2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Costs in Family Proceedings

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:

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)

Illustrations by John Edwards ‘Jedd’

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