What if your Precedent H Costs Budget has been reduced to court fees?

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 [2014] 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.

If you have any questions or queries in relation to this blog please contact Sue Fox (sue.fox@clarionsolicitors.com and 0113 3363389) or the Clarion Costs Team on 0113 2460622.

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