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Legal Costs Management – a Legal Practitioner’s Guide

16th March 2022 This booklet which has been in circulation since 2008 has been once again updated to take into account the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 and the Rules of the Superior Courts (Costs) 2019.  Both the 2015 Act and the 2019 Rules were enacted respectively in October and December 2019.  There have been sweeping changes across this area of the law and the booklet deals with the more significant aspects thereof when it comes to legal costs.   [...]

2022-03-16T13:51:42+00:00March 16th, 2022|News|

Legal Practitioner and Client costs – Time Limits

15th March 2022: Pursuant to section 154 (5) of the Legal Services Act 2015, where a detailed bill of costs (drawn pursuant to section 152 of the 2015 Act) has been served upon a client by a legal practitioner and that bill remains unpaid on the expiry of thirty days, the legal practitioner may apply to the Chief Legal Costs Adjudicator for that bill to be adjudicated. Such application must be made within twelve months from the date of service [...]

2022-03-16T13:50:07+00:00March 15th, 2022|News|

Remote Hearings before the Legal Costs Adjudicators

7th January 2022: The Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicators has issued a practice direction, due to the significant increase of the Covid 19 Omicron Variant. The default position is to hear all adjudications where possible by way of a remote hearing.  Any cases which are unsuitable for a remote hearing will be heard by way of a physical hearing.  Such cases considered unsuitable, may involve witnesses at the hearing or such matters that could not be conducted fairly by [...]

2022-03-16T13:50:23+00:00January 7th, 2022|News|

Appointment of Third Legal Costs Adjudicator

12th November 2020: In October 2020, the Minister for Justice and Equality appointed Mr. Barry Magee to the position of Legal Costs Adjudicator.  Mr. Magee’s appointment comes a year after the appointment of Mr. Paul Behan as the State’s first Chief Legal Costs Adjudicator and Dr. Niall O’Hanlon as Legal Costs Adjudicator, following the commencement of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.  This is the first time, certainly in living memory, that the State has appointed three Legal Costs Adjudicators, [...]

2022-03-16T15:05:05+00:00November 12th, 2020|News|