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Costs in Family Proceedings 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781526512048
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781784731403
Published: February 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £85.00

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Provides a clear exposition of the three different regimes for family costs (fees, costs and fixed costs) as well coverage of arbitration costs, public funding, wasted costs or any other costs issues that can arise in family proceedings.

In its concise but comprehensive approach, it provides answers to questions that arise on a regular basis with helpful precedents. The early chapters address the limited scope for orders for costs between parties, while the later chapters give the work weight, breath and value through coverage of cost allowances, wasted costs, court fees, indemnity costs, enforcement of costs etc. As Lord Wilson in the Foreword to the first edition stated: 'This is a magisterial work' and he commends it for use by family judges.

It is fully updated to take account of key cases, legislation and developments in practice since publication of the first edition.

Family Law, Courts and Procedure
1. Family proceedings – definition and powers
2. The clean sheet
3. Costs in financial remedy proceedings
4. Costs in other types of proceedings
5. Other forms of costs orders
6. Non-party funding and the liabilities of non-parties
7. Public funding
8. Assessment of costs
9. The costs of enforcing orders and enforcement of costs orders
Appendix 1 – Statutes, procedural rules and practice directions
Appendix 2 – Guideline solicitors' and counsel's fees
Appendix 3 – Court fees for family proceedings