The dangers of filing an incomplete costs budget

The High Court has imposed severe sanctions on a claimant who "genuinely but mistakenly" thought it was acceptable to file a costs budget excluding the phases of trial preparation and trial: Page v RGC Restaurants Ltd [2018] EWHC 2688 (QB).… Read more

Courts taking tough line on disproportionate costs

A recent decision of the Senior Courts Costs Office shows that the post-Jackson test of proportionality can mean a significant reduction in the costs a successful party can recover, even if those costs were reasonably incurred: BNM v MGN Limited [2016]… Read more