Master Brown’s judgment has been released in NAX (a protected party, by JAX) v (1) MAX (2) Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group Ltd [2021] EWHC 3492 (QB) where Hugh Hamill successfully opposed a request by the Claimant for final costs orders and interim payment of costs.

The matter was complicated by a series of pre-issue Part 36 offers, the earlier of which related to apportionment of liability and later offers were in respect of quantum.

The decision represents a helpful example of the submissions employed by Claimants and Defendants in such applications and a succinct restatement of the principles the court will apply.

The full judgment can be found here.

A summary of the decision can be found at the 12KBW Costs Blog here.