Webinar: Costs in private prosecutions – an update for practitioners

15 October 2020


15 October 2020


•  Melinka Berridge, Partner (Regulatory) – Kingsley Napley LLP
•  Michael Tyler, Partner (Costs) – Kingsley Napley LLP
•  Rupert Cohen, Barrister – Landmark Chambers

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This webinar will give investigators and lawyers working in the field of private prosecutions a helpful update on some of the key principles and developments in costs law. We will also address some of the practical considerations that apply when submitting an application for costs assessment to the Criminal Cases Unit.

Discussion topics:

  1. Quantum of costs – The rules and how to maximise recovery - Fuseon Ltd v Senior Courts Costs Office [2020] EWHC 126 (Admin) & R (Virgin Media Ltd) v Zinga [2014] EWCA Crim 1823
  2. Investigation Costs – Are they recoverable?
  3. Enforcement Costs – Are they recoverable? - Somaia, Re [2019] EWHC 1227 (QB) (decision of the CA awaited).
  4. Judicial review - When is the refusal to award costs amenable to judicial review - R (DPP) v Aylesbury Crown Court [2017] “017 EWHC 2987
  5. A costs draftperson’s perspective – practical considerations when submitting a costs claim to the CCU

To register, please email events@kingsleynapley.co.uk.

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