Costs management and costs budgeting—general principles
Costs management and costs budgeting—general principles

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

  • Costs management and costs budgeting—general principles
  • Costs management—introduction
  • Part 7 claims where cost management will not arise unless the court orders
  • Court’s discretion to order or disapply costs management
  • Determining the value of the claim for the purposes of costs management
  • Costs management in preliminary issue claims
  • Costs management in claims involving children
  • Costs management in claims involving claimants with limited life expectancy
  • Costs management in personal injury and clinical negligence claims
  • Costs management in the shorter trial scheme
  • more

CPR updates: October 2020: The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2020, SI 2020/747 that come into force on Thursday 1 October 2020 make significant changes to CPR 3 and the 122nd Practice Direction Update deletes CPR PD 3E and replaces it with a new practice direction 3E.

This Practice Note looks at the general principles of the costs management regime. The main documents in this regime are cost budgets and costs management orders (CMO). This Practice Note considers the purpose of costs management, how it is achieved through costs budgeting and CMOs, the key information governing the costs management regime (CPR 3 and CPR PD 3E), exceptions to the regime, the court’s discretion to apply (order) or dis