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Parties encouraged to approach costs management in a more realistic manner

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Red and White Services Ltd v Phil Anslow Limited and another [2018] EWHC 1699 (Ch) (23 May 2018) Summary A court found the Claimant's and Third Party's budgets to be disproportionate, reducing them from £1.5 million to...

Defendant ordered to provide disclosure as to the funding of his litigation

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JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov and another [2018] EWHC 1368 (Comm) (8 June 2018) The above matter related to an application in a long-running litigation. The Claimant applied for, and obtained, an order that the Second Defendant, Mr Khrapunov, provide...

Underestimate the estimate at your peril!

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Harrison v Eversheds LLP [2017] EWHC 2594 (QB) Background The underlying claim giving rise to the above appeal related to a solicitor client detailed assessment, the Claimant appealed a decision from Master Rowley....

Budget Limited To Court Fees? All Is Not Lost!

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Failure to File a Costs Budget: Asghar v Bhatti [2017] EWHC 1702 (QB) In this matter, in the course of the costs management process, the claimant had failed to file a costs budget in accordance with the relevant time scales. Therefore...

Serious consequences for those refusing to mediate during detailed assessment

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Two High Court decisions towards the end of 2015 have made it clear that parties refusing to mediate during the detailed assessment process will, in all likelihood, suffer sanctions on costs. In the matter of Reid v Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust...