I was with Alex Hutton QC last thursday for our Lexis webcast on costs and good fun it was, particularly as Master ' take no prisoners' Howarth was present too..Alex raised this issue. The Rules mean that a claimant with a pile of adverse costs orders against them can walk away from their indebtedness . Might this offend the right to respect for property , contrary to Article 1 of the first Protocol to the European Convention ? Wait and see . Big money is at stake.