Credit Hire – Impecuniosity

  By Kimberley Clifton This article will consider: What is impecuniosity? And when does it need to be proved? Credit hire is an area of much litigation and claimants often seek to argue that they are impecunious in order to recover the credit hire rates claimed. The principle of impecuniosity means that a claimant did not...

Introducing The Costs Journal The Costs Journal is a free publication drafted by Christopher McCauley, who is a specialist Costs Counsel at Guildford Chambers, and David Hill a Senior Costs draftsman at Crown Costs. The aim of The Costs Journal is to encourage debate and create a better understanding of costs law. The Summer Edition...

QOCS and Credit Hire

Are rules 44.16(2)(A) & (3) undermined by the common law principles relating to credit hire? ‘One man’s satellite litigation is another man’s helpful clarification.’ The new costs rules, relating to Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (‘QOCS’), will create a new tide of satellite litigation. Chris McCauley from Guildford Chambers, addresses one of the satellite litigation...

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