Will a budget which has been reduced to court fees apply if indemnity basis costs have been awarded?
- Where a budget is limited to court fees, it is advisable to attempt to secure an indemnity basis costs order – costs budgets only apply to standard basis assessments. The CPR is clear regarding this (CPR Part 3.18) and there is now supporting caselaw Kellie v Wheatley & Lloyd Architects Ltd  EWHC 2866 (TCC).
If your budget has been reduced to court fees, can the budget be revised?
- If your budget has been reduced to court fees, this does not exclude you from seeking the further costs which may be necessary as a result of any significant developments in the litigation.