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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)

Published on: 22 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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)
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Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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