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CIP Properties v Galliford Try and others (Costs No2) [2015] EWHC 481 (TCC) Get your budget right!

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Mr Justice Coulson slashed a costs budget from £9.5m to £4.3m, describing it as “entirely unreliable” and stated it had been “deliberately manipulated”. What seemed to really irritate Mr Justice Coulson was that at the...

Have the Courts found a uniform approach to Budgets?

Danielle Fairhurst
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The short answer is no. Every Court and every Judge appear to be dealing with Budgets in different ways. There are still some Judges who seem to be doing anything to avoid dealing with Budgets, some seem to have come to decision before the CCMC has even...

Who's best placed to prepare your Commercial Cost Budgets?

Louise Sattherthwaite
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I often get asked by lawyers, why can’t we just deal with Budgets ourselves, if our lawyers have a more intimate knowledge of the case, what benefit does the costs expert bring to the table?  This led me to consider the point in more...