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I previously commented on the relaunch of Costs Law Reports (see post).
Yesterday they launched the associated new website. The Legal Costs Blog had been granted a sneak advance preview but they have clearly been busy over the last day or two making further improvements.
The site provides access to all cases reported by Costs Law Reports, being almost 700 cases to date. In addition to recent decisions, these include such fundamental older costs law cases as Gundry v Sainsbury, Meday Oil and Storage Co Ltd v Continental Contractors Ltd and Brush v Bower Cotton & Bower (a Firm).
Although I don’t do criminal work myself, the large number of criminal cases reported, that are not available elsewhere, will be invaluable for those who do.
The site has a useful and intuitive search function. Although the "keyword" option could probably do with a bit of work (it currently being based on the index from the print version) there is an excellent and very powerful ordinary text search.
PDFs of judgments are also available for easy printing and taking to court.
Wendy Popplewell, Association of Law Costs Draftsmen Chairman, says: "Costs Law Reports are absolutely vital for all costs draftsmen. The expert editors, Master Rogers and Michael Bacon, discover and report so many cases which are either not reported elsewhere or not reported for a very long time. I know that they have been sorely missed by many of our members since their publication faltered late in 2008. We are delighted that Class Legal have committed to getting the publication back on track, and will be offering an improved service."
At only £299.95 plus VAT for the online service, this has got to be a winner. Pay a visit: Costs Law Reports.