Appeal against costs order awarding 100% uplift on success fee allowed following master's failure to consider potentially relevant evidence (High Court)

In Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Tucker [2017] EWHC 3650 (QB), the High Court considered an appeal against a master’s costs order, in which he had awarded a 100% uplift on a success fee arising under the claimant’s CFA, but had refused to consider potentially relevant medical evidence when determining the appropriate percentage uplift, following settlement of a personal injury claim.

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Jurisdiction over contractual claim despite need to consider related agreement to identify underlying dispute (High Court)

In Citibank NA, London Branch v Oceanwood Opportunities Master Fund and others [2018] EWHC 305 (Ch), the High Court considered whether it had jurisdiction over a dispute arising under an Inter-creditor Agreement (containing an English jurisdiction clause), in circumstances where it had to consider a related agreement (containing a New York jurisdiction clause) for the purposes of identifying the underlying dispute.

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