West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust; Demouilpied v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Costs – Order for costs. The appellants' ATE insurance block-rated premiums taken out in clinical negligence actions had been successfully challenged by the respondent NHS Trusts on the grounds of proportionality and reasonableness. The Court of Appeal (Civil Division), allowing the appeals, set out the principles applicable to a consideration of the reasonableness and proportionality of an ATE insurance policy and set out the right approach to an assessment of costs.

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