The Costs Management Practice Direction has changed!

With effect from the 1 December 2022 ‘Practice Direction 3E – Costs Management’ has been renumbered to ‘3D’ as per the 152nd Update – Practice Direction Amendments.

The contents of PD3D, which supplements CPR 3, still includes:

-Production of costs budget;

-Documents to be lodged for costs budgeting purposes;

-Budget format;


-Budget discussion reports;

-Costs Management orders;

-Oppressive behaviour; and


Other amendments consequential to the 152nd Practice Direction Update, as made by the Master of the Rolls, are:

-‘Practice Direction 3F – Costs Capping’ being renumbered ‘3E’;

-‘Practice Direction 3G – Requests for the Appointment of an Advocate to the Court’ being renumbered ‘3F’; and

-‘Practice Direction 51Z – County Court Officers Pilot Scheme’ being inserted after Practice Direction 51Y, providing for a pilot scheme to run from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2024 to allow authorised court officers to make standard form case management directions on paper in certain circumstances in the County Court.

Anna Lockyer is an Associate in the Costs and Litigation Funding Department at Clarion Solicitors. You can contact the team at

Leave a Reply