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Costs budgeting v Detailed Assesment Part 2

By February 27, 2017January 29th, 2021Costs

Mrs Justice Carr agreed the claimant’s assertion that a budget fixed the amount of recoverable costs, which should be reduced only if there is good reason.

This is an interesting and hugely significant decision for civil litigators and costs practitioners. This places the emphasis back to the CCMC hearing to ensure that costs are properly dealt with in that forum, as there are unlikely to be second chances at detailed assessment absent “good reason.” Over to the Court of Appeal in the case of Harrison …… 

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