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Costs in the Court of Appeal: Knight v Goulandris

Dealing with costs before the Court of Appeal can take practitioners outside their comfort zone. The court sometimes has to decide complicated issues, in terms of both appellate costs and costs below. In light of the recent case of Knight v Goulandris (in which I was led by Michael Wheater, and instructed by Fox Williams) and where the appellant obtained an order for 100% of the appeal costs sought on summary assessment, this blog will review the principles and common issues.

Uncertainties after Grove v S&T

What appears to be the last case decided in the TCC by Coulson J prior to his elevation to the Court of Appeal has already attracted widespread comment. Louis Zvesper considers some of the uncertainties and practical implications arising from this decision.

Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Conception - The Rights of the Father

The law on recovery for damages in wrongful birth and wrongful conception cases has been settled for some time; since the cases of McFarlane v Tayside Board of Health [2000] 2 AC 59, Parkinson v St James and Seacroft University Hospital NHS Trust [2001] EWCA Civ 530 and Rees v Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust [2002] EWCA Civ 88 there has been little, if any, disruption to the status quo.