Alice is instructed in cases where complex costs issues arise, particularly where there are multiple Defendants and disputes over costs because of subsidiary liabilities, disapplication of QOCS, and the possible impact of fraud on costs assessments.
She regularly conducts the most complex of Costs and Case Management Hearings for multi-track cases and advises on Part 36 offers and consequences. Alice also represents Defendants in detailed costs assessments before Costs Judges.
The Estate of a Deceased Person v J (2020) Liverpool County Court: acted for Defendant in high value, multi-day detailed costs assessment. Following substantial gains for the Defendant (the paying party) in the first day of the hearing, the rest of the costs bill was successfully negotiated out of court at a substantial reduction.