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As part of the Jackson Reforms the courts are required to undertake not only case management but also costs management. The costs management is to be achieved through costs budgeting, which essentially ensures active and proportionate case management. The provisions for costs budgeting are set out in section II of CPR 3 and CPR PD 3E. As this replaced the previous rules on costs estimates we have dealt with it in the same place and renaming the topic: Costs estimates and budgeting.
Note: the provisions in relation to costs budgeting initially set out in SI 2013/262 were changed very quickly by SI 2013/515 so that:
the Heads of the Chancery and Queen's Bench Divisions are able to determine classes of cases to which costs budgeting will not apply in their divisions. For the announcement about the change click here
CPR 3.12(1)(b) provides
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