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Budget Variations after Trial: All is not lost

Lindsay Woolford   Cranstoun and Another –v- Notta [2021] Costs LR 47 Following the October 2020 amendments to the Rules in respect of budget variations, Mr James Mellor QC (sitting as Deputy Judge of the High Court) considered the circumstances where a successful party has overspent on their approved budget, but has succeeded at Trial…

Application of the new test for revising a costs budget; fail to make an application to vary a costs budget promptly at your peril!

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Indemnity Costs

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