Litigation costs: Are you ready for the changes?

28 Feb 2013, 12:00 am

On 1 April 2013 the latest and most radical attempts to control the costs of litigation will be introduced under the guise of costs budgeting. It will be mandatory in nearly all multi track cases and failure to file one will result in you only recovering the court fees.

This is a change that you cannot therefore ignore or look at later. A costs lawyer and two barristers, one who sits as a deputy District Judge in the London Courts, will take you through the process of budget preparation and budget advocacy.

How do you prepare a budget? (Cost Advocates)

  • Preparing a budget
  • Considerations in planning and preparing a budget from a tactical and technical point of view

How do you get the court to approve your budget? (Hardwicke)

  • Budget advocacy Supporting and opposing budgets in court
  • Getting what is best for your case

What can we expect in practice? (Hardwicke)

  • Judicial approach

Q & A