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Link costs budgeting with case management

Severing the two creates a threefold problem, says Simon Gibbs, but despite this point being stressed before the Jackson reforms, it is not getting through

29 April 2014

At the recent Civil Justice Council conference, Lord Justice Jackson highlighted the problem
of judges severing costs management from case management, often having the two hearings some time apart.

The problem is threefold, as a recent case highlights. At the first hearing, the court ordered the parties to file and exchange costs budgets one month later. The matter was listed for a further hearing four months thereafter where, if the budgets could not be agreed, the court would consider making a
costs management order.

Further directions were
given including disclosure, inspection, the exchange of witness statements and the exchange of expert evidence,
all to be done before the
next hearing.

The first problem relates
to the accuracy of the budgets by the time of the next hearing.

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