Please find attached my most recent article which has been published in the february-2016 Litigation Funding magazine
Sue Fox is the Head of Costs Budgeting in the Costs and Litigation Funding department at Clarion Solicitors. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and 0113 336 3389, or the Clarion Costs Team on 0113 246 0622.
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.
If you have any questions or queries in relation to this blog please contact Sue Fox (email@example.com and 0113 3363389) or the Clarion Costs Team on 0113 2460622.