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Introduction

2020 saw the introduction of new cost provisions in the Family Procedural Rules and updating case law on the issue of costs within financial remedy proceedings. There has been further debate about the principle of costs and a renewed focus on this issue.

This webinar aims to provide an update of the FPR, outline the key points from recent cases and provide some practical tips. There is much commentary in this area as to whether more robust provisions should be made to hold parties more accountable to cost implications.

This webinar will also enable you to use the tools that you have at your disposal now to better focus the parties minds when it comes to costs.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Current cost provisions in the FPR relating to financial remedy proceedings, focusing in particular on the changes to rule 9.27 and PD 27A
  • The updates to the financial remedy orders omnibus in respect of costs, and what to include in your direction orders
  • An analysis of recent case decisions, including OG v AG [2020] and key points to take from them to use in practice
  • Practical tips for encouraging settlement and the importance of a cost/benefit analysis when considering offers to settle

This webinar was recorded on 8th March 2021

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