- Reduction to hourly rates on detailed assessment—not a good reason to depart from the budget (Nash (PR of the Estate of Graham Robert Wood (Deceased)) v MoD)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: This case addresses a widespread issue on the interplay between costs budgeting and detailed assessment, more particularly where hourly rates are reduced for costs shown in the ‘incurred’ section of a budget. Does that also serve to reduce the budgeted costs, and what can a party do, if anything, to retain an ability to challenge budgeted costs at a detailed assessment? Written by Jon Lord, associate at Weightmans.
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