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Merry Christmas And Best Wishes For The New-Year!

24 December 2021   The team at Goodwin Malatesta wish everyone a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New-Year! This year we have again decided not to send Christmas Cards but make a donation, this year to Trussell Trust ( who provide support to those locked in poverty.  They do this by supporting a nationwide network of food banks and also provide emergency food and support and campai .....continue reading

Security For Costs – Protecting The Possible Costs Recovery Of Successful Defendants

29 April 2021   Over recent years there has been an increase in the number of defendants using the protections provided by Security for Costs.  This process is available to defendants where there is a risk that if the case is successfully defended a costs order may not be enforceable against the losing claimants. So why is security for costs needed? Civil Procedure Rule CPR 44.2 (2) (a) sets out the general .....continue reading

Civil Justice Council Consultation On Guideline Hourly Rates

15 March 2021   For many years Guideline Hourly Rates (GHR) were published by HM Courts & Tribunal Service for use in summary assessments. Those GHR have also been used on many detailed assessments, however they have not been revised since 2010 (despite a review taking place in 2014).  Over the years there has been growing pressure for a thorough review of the GHR but no formal review or consultation ha .....continue reading

Happy Christmas And Best Wishes For 2021 From Us All At Goodwin Malatesta

23 December 2020


Goodwin Malatesta Are Honoured To Support Neuroendocrine Cancer Uk In 2021

23 December 2020   Goodwin Malatesta are proud to announce that our charity of the year for 2021 is Neuroendocrine Cancer UK.  This is a rare cancer that affects neuroendocrine cells, which when healthy help regulate bodily functions but cancer causes cells to grow and reproduce uncontrollably.  It affects more than 36,000 people a year in the UK, occurring in those of any age or gender and can develop in .....continue reading

Goodwin Malatesta Plan For Business As Usual During The Covid-19 Outbreak

21 March 2020   For the welfare of everyone associated with Goodwin Malatesta we have asked our team to work from home in compliance with the Government's most recent COVID-19 guidance. Our team all have secure remote access to emails and to our document management system.  Any staff visits to our office will be kept to a minimum and only when unavoidable. All telephone calls are also being transferred to o .....continue reading

Managing Our Practice During The Covid-19 Virus Outbreak

20 March 2020   These are very unusual and uncertain times and we are all having to prepare for whatever the COVID-19 virus outbreak may bring over the next few weeks or months. What is expected is the need for legal costs recovery to continue and indeed it may become even more pressing if the predicted downturn in the economy takes place.  Goodwin Malatesta wish to assure all our clients that we are comply .....continue reading

Scott O`rourke Joins Goodwin Malatesta And Kevin Thurley Retires

26 April 2019   April has seen two major changes to the Goodwin Malatesta team, with Scott O’Rourke joining us from Kain-Knight and Kevin Thurley’s retirement. We are very proud to welcome Scott to our team and he brings many years of legal costs experience including 12 years at Kain-Knight and 13 years at Masters before that. Scott is an excellent addition to our team and he will focus largely on t .....continue reading

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