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Costs Budgets & Detailed Assessments - So What Is A Good Reason To Depart From An Approved Costs Budget?

11 July 2017   In a separate briefing we reported on the Court of Appeal’s decision in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust that has now placed approved costs budgets at the front and centre of standard basis detailed assessments.  This briefing reports on the practicalities of that decision. To be concise, it will now be necessary on a standard basis detailed assessm .....continue reading

Court Of Appeal Decides When Costs Budgeting Trumps Detailed Assessment

04 July 2017   We previously reported on recent detailed assessment decisions in costs budgeted cases that had raised questions about how the court should apply an approved costs budget when determining what are reasonable and proportionate costs on detailed assessment.  The decision of Carr J on Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust did not reach the Court of Appeal, however the decision of Maste .....continue reading

Changes To The Cpr - Budgets

22 June 2017   How will the latest update of the CPR alter Costs Budgeting? On 6 April 2017, a further update was introduced to the CPR in relation to the budgeting regime, which is designed to take into account the decision of the Court of Appeal in SARPD Oil International Limited v Addax Energy SA [2016] EWCA Civ 120. The intention is to make the rules clearer that the costs being considered at a Costs and C .....continue reading

Does Costs Budgeting Trump Detailed Assessment?

22 June 2017   How should costs budgets be treated on detailed assessment? Back in February this year the decision in Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust [2017] sought to resolve one of a number of practical problems arising from the Jackson reforms, namely the relationship between budgeting and detailed assessment.  In particular, the question being asked was whether the budgeting regime in any .....continue reading

Amendments To The Costs Budgeting Rules And Precedent H

17 April 2014   Following an amendment to CPR 3.12, all multi-track cases valued at less than £10,000,000 and commenced on or after 22 April 2014, will now be subject to the courts’ costs management and costs budgeting powers in respect of costs.  From that date cases to which cost management applies will be more clearly defined and the previous exemptions from costs budgeting, such as cases in t .....continue reading

Expert Costs Budgeting Services At A Fixed Price!

28 October 2013   The Courts’ extended powers to manage costs and the introduction of costs budgeting are now starting to bite hard.This new process is presently exempt from cases in Commercial and Admiralty Courts and also claims for damages in excess of £2 million in the Chancery Division, TCC and Mercantile Courts.  However a Civil Procedure Rules Committee consultation process is already ongoin .....continue reading

Costs Budgeting - After The "big Bang"

13 August 2013   It has been some months since the introduction of costs budgeting to the CPR and now is the time to review where we are following this major change in costs management. The first time that the Court has looked specifically at costs budgets in the post Jackson environment Costs budgeting in libel cases under the new regime has already been tested in Andrew Mitchell MP’s ‘Plebgate&rsq .....continue reading

Costs Budgeting - Are You Prepared?

20 March 2013    On 1st April 2013 the court’s duty to manage costs in multi-track cases will be greatly enhanced by the introduction of costs management rules and supporting practice directions.   Costs management and costs budgeting will greatly affect the assessment of costs in most civil actions allocated to the .....continue reading

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