There are some important new pages available on ledes.org.

  • Information on the new Model Form Bill of Costs for England and Wales can be found here and   can also be accessed through the menu under Jurisdictional Specific Standards.
  • We have added a permanent page (here) that provides links to articles and postings on the Bill of Costs project.  This page can also be accessed through the menu under the Jurisdictional Specific Standards.

The LEDES Oversight Committee (“LOC”) has endorsed the new UTBMS Litigation Code-set for use in England and Wales – the EW-UTBMS J-Code-set.

Created by the Jackson Steering Committee for use within the judiciaries of England and Wales, the release of these codes marks the first stage in the Steering Committee’s objective to develop a new model-form ‘Bill-of-Costs’ for use by the courts in assessing costs to be awarded in litigation cases.

More information on this standard is available here.

Additionally, the Association of Cost Lawyers has published an article on the endorsement of the J-Codes by the LEDES Oversight Committee.  The article can be found here.