Parties warned to stop treating costs budgeting "as a form of game"

Whether you’re a fan of cost budgeting or not, one thing’s for certain, it’s probably here to stay. It’s been over four years since the regime was introduced and many are still failing to come to terms with its effect on litigation...

How to be exceptional!

Under CPR 45.29, fixed costs are dependent on the amount of damages recovered and the stage of the litigation reached at settlement. So, is that it? Do you just settle for those fixed costs? At CPR 45.29J it states “If it considers that there are...

Electronic Bill of Costs

  Who, What, When, Where and Why…. And How)?   Author: Ryan Bradford Costs Lawyer   WHO is responsible for the new electronic bill of costs   In January 2010, Lord Justice Jackson presented his final report...

Cost Budgets: the effect on Detailed Assessments

Parties need good reason to depart from the approved or agreed budgeted future costs, held the Court of Appeal, but be aware proportionality still bites!

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