Costs practice and procedure developments—2016 in review [Archived]
Costs practice and procedure developments—2016 in review [Archived]

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

  • Costs practice and procedure developments—2016 in review [Archived]
  • Developments in costs practice and procedure 2016—what do you need to know?
  • Costs precedents—new and updates
  • Fixed costs reform
  • Costs funding—ATE insurance and CFA success fees
  • Costs assessment—bill of costs
  • Solicitor and client costs
  • Costs 2016—closing remarks

ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you to the provisions as at the date the guidance in this Practice Note was published.

Developments in costs practice and procedure 2016—what do you need to know?

This note considers developments that occurred in 2016 in the following areas:

  1. Costs precedents—new and updates

  2. Fixed costs reform

  3. Costs funding—ATE insurance and CFA success fees

  4. Costs assessment—bill of costs

  5. Solicitor and client costs

Costs precedents—new and updates

New costs precedent—Precedent R

Precedent R is a budget discussion report. It is for use in proceedings in which the claim was commenced on or after 6 April 2016 and in which costs budgets are required. Precedent R was introduced to ensure that parties seek to agree the other side's costs budget. Where agreement cannot be reached the precedent provided for the areas of disagreements to be identified and a summary of the reasons for disagreement provided. For information on the introduction, see Practice Note: Tracker—costs management and costs budgeting review and future changes—New Precedent R—costs budget reports. For detailed information on Precedent R, see Practice Note: Costs budget discussion reports (BD reports).

Updates to Precedent H

Precedent H has been updated twice this year to improve presentation and content and