costs budget

Judge declines to comment on approved budget after trial

HHJ Pelling QC exercises caution in the absence of “express or implied agreement of the parties” to indicate whether, or not, he would have been prepared to approve an increase in the Defendant’s approved costs budget had an application been made pre trial.

Defendant’s costs budget slashed in Facebook libel dispute

Warby J reduces defendant’s proposed legal budget by more than a quarter, claiming the reduced sum will still allow them to undertake a “proper” defence.

Contingencies in Costs Budgeting

In a recent libel case, the High Court clarified the judiciary’s approach to contingencies within budgets. In the dispute, contingencies accounted for around 10 per cent of both sides’ future estimated costs.

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Instant reward for ‘immaculate’ budget control

HHJ Simon Brown QC, the pioneer of , has given instant reward for keeping within a court approved budget, with a summary assessment of costs in the sum of £351,000 payable within 14 days.

Budget concept

Coulson J declines to approve a post-trial application to almost double an approved costs budget

The High Court rejected a bid by a successful defendant to nearly double its approved costs budget of almost £270k after trial.