Costs in commercial cases

15 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

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PJ Kirby QC will consider costs budgeting in commercial cases including the preparation of budgets and persuading a court to depart from a budget.

PJ is a commercial silk who is also recognised in the directories as an expert in costs law.

The seminar will cover:

  1. Costs budgeting – The Jackson theory
  2. Costs management and commercial cases including claims in the Commercial Court
  3. Costs Management Orders (CMOs):
  • What are CMOs?
  • The story so far
  1. Who should prepare a costs budget?
  2. The effect of the greed/approved budget
  3. Getting it right the first time and how to revise/amend budgets before trial
  4. Departing from the budget:
  • The role of the costs judge
  • What may amount to a good reason?
  • Not good reasons?
  • Avoiding this issue
  • What is the position in relation to indemnity costs?
  • Dealing with the unexpected