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COSTS: What a difference a day makes

13 June 2014  

Jeremy Glover reviews a recent decision of the TCC

Wain v Gloucestershire County Council [2014] arose out of the first Case Management Conference (CMC) and costs management hearing. The fourth defendant was one day late in filing her costs budget, so that instead of having been served seven clear days before the hearing, it was in fact served six clear days before the hearing. The claimant took the point that the fourth defendant was late in serving her costs budget. If that was right then the potential consequence as set out in CPR rule 3.14 was that the fourth defendant would be treated as having filed a budget comprising only the applicable court fees.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Adlington & ors v ELS International Lawyers LLP [2013] EWHC B29 (QB)

    Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537

    Summit Navigation Ltd & anor v Generali Romania Asigurare Reasigurare SA & anor [2014] EWHC 398 (Comm)

    Wain v Gloucestershire County Council & Ors [2014] EWHC 1274 (TCC)