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Proportionality: Where are we now?

4th March 2020

Proportionality: Where are we now?

Martyn Griffiths considers the scope of and approach to the proportionality test in costs assessments in the light of two significant decisions. He addresses what the guidance in those authorities means for costs practitioners and litigators more generally, and considers the scope for future developments in this area.

Case citations

Malmsten v Bohinc [2019] EWHC 1386 (Ch)

Football Association Premier League Ltd v Houghton [2017] EWHC 2567 (Ch)

West v Stockport NHS [2019] EWCA Civ 1220

May v Wavell Group [2016] EWHC B16 (Costs)

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Martyn Griffiths considers the scope of and approach to the proportionality test in costs assessments in the light of two significant decisions. He addresses what the guidance in those authorities means for costs practitioners and litigators more generally, and considers the scope for future developments in this area.

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