Cost Budgeting

KE Costs Lawyers are at the forefront of providing expert advice on Cost Budgeting, now and before the changes implemented on 1 April 2013, our experienced team of Costs Draftsmen and Lawyers assist clients with costs budgeting.

KE Costs Lawyers continue to adapt our Pre-budget advice to clients, ensuring that upon receipt of instructions, we communicate closely with you to ensure that our budget planning is sound, your budget is accurately assessed and prepared.

Once Costs Budgets are finalised, we work with you ensuring that budgets stay within phase and ultimately on budget.

CPR 3.18 States: “In any case where a costs management order has been made, when assessing costs on the standard basis, the court will –

  • (a) have regard to the receiving party’s last approved or agreed budget for each phase of the proceedings; and
  • (b) not depart from such approved or agreed budget unless satisfied that there is good reason to do so.”

As is implied with this ruling it is imperative that the Budget is meticulously prepared to include a full and accurate costing of your file, not completed too early and strictly adhered to.

Our specialist team have a wealth of experience in multi-track cases to apply to the preparation of Budgets, which is vital in the estimation of your costs to be incurred.

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