Costs management and costs budgeting—general principles

The following Dispute Resolution practice 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 disapply costs management
  • Court has no discretion
  • Court’s discretion to order costs management
  • Court’s discretion to order costs management—specific types of claims
  • Court’s discretion to order costs management
  • Practical considerations
  • Court has no discretion
  • More...

Costs management and costs budgeting—general principles

On 1 October 2020, changes to both section II of Part 3 and Practice Direction 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 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 disapply costs management. It also explains what costs budgets are and

Popular documents