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 costs budgeting, 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.

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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.