The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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.
This note considers developments that occurred in 2016 in the following areas:
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
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).
Precedent H has been updated twice this year to improve presentation and content and
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