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COSTS: Counting the judicial cost

04 October 2013  

Dan Carnall offers an overview of recent case law on cost budgeting

The Jackson reforms introduced new rules providing courts with the ability, and responsibility, to costs manage in the vast majority of civil claims. In cases issued after 1 April 2013, and in other cases where the court so orders, the court is required to manage the steps taken by the parties and the costs incurred in proceedings, to ensure compliance with the updated overriding objective. The revised objective insists that cases are not only dealt with justly (as before 1 April), but now also at proportionate cost.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Elvanite Full Circle Ltd v AMEC Earth & Environmental (UK) Ltd [2013] EWHC 1643 (TCC)

    Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 19

    Murray & anor v Neil Dowlman Architecture Ltd [2013] EWHC 872 (TCC)

    Slick Seating Systems & anor v Adams & ors (Rev 1) [2013] EWHC B8 (Mercantile)

    Troy Foods v Manton [2013] EWCA Civ 615