Costs budgets—filing and exchange

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Costs budgets—filing and exchange
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)—considerations
  • Requirement to file and exchange a cost budget
  • Cases involving a litigant in person
  • Filing requirement in cases subject to the costs budgeting regime
  • Filing requirement in cases not subject to the costs budgeting regime
  • When does a costs budget have to be filed and exchanged?
  • Non-monetary claims and determining the date for filing and exchange
  • Court may make an order for a different date for filing and exchange
  • Can parties change the time for filing costs budgets?
  • More...

Costs budgets—filing and exchange

Coronavirus (COVID-19): When filing and exchanging a costs budget the timing maybe affected by the impact of coronavirus, see: Coronavirus (Covid-19)—considerations below. For news and other resources to assist general dispute resolution practitioners working in the civil courts to understand and stay ahead of fast-moving changes in the civil courts’ processes and procedures necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution—overview.

On 1 October 2020, changes to both section II of CPR 3 and CPR PD 3E dealing with costs budgeting came into force through the Civil Procedure (Amendment No 3) Rules 2020, SI 2020/747 and the 122nd update—practice direction amendments, the two documents that set out the 1 October 2020 changes. This Practice Note sets out the position from 1 October 2020. For an insight into the changes, see Practice Note: Tracker—costs management and costs budgeting review and future changes—Significant changes to costs budget rules (1 October 2020). For other information, see Q&As: Where can I access the old rules on costs budgeting in Part 3 and practice direction 3E that were in force until 30 September 2020? and Where can I find the documents that set out the October 2020 changes to CPR 3 and CPR PD 3E?

This Practice Note sets out when a costs budget must be filed at court and exchanged with other parties in

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