In a previous post I commented on the unsatisfactory way that legal costs case law (see post) is scattered all over the place and the problems this causes trying to keep on top of developments.
One potential solution to this problem may come from the re-launched Costs Law Reports. This is a publication that has gone through (to put it mildly) recent difficulties. It is now in the hands of new publishers who are making a very serious attempt to make this the most comprehensive collection of costs case law available. The service will officially re-launch at the beginning of March. Further information can be obtained by emailing: CostsLawReports@classlegal.com
There will still be a print service, but more interesting is an online service with a fully searchable database and an email alerting service.
More exciting still, I understand that the publishers longer term goal is to try to bring together on the online database a fully comprehensive collection of costs case law going way beyond those cases reported in the print version. If this ambitious goal can be achieved then this will become an absolutely invaluable tool for those with any involvement in legal costs. The Legal Costs Blog strongly supports Costs Law Reports in this endeavour.