Dispute Resolution analysis: This case considers the practical implications of the reasonableness and proportionality tests when considering cost management orders (CMOs) in relation to substantially agreed costs budgets containing significant disparities for trial preparation and trial attendance for both parties. It provides an insight into the process that will be undertaken to address disparities and where they might be considered disproportional. The case also provides a landmark ruling regarding the use of predictive coding which is the subject of a separate news report.
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