Revision of budgets during the course of litigation is never easy, particularly given the ambiguities around such terms as ‘significant development’ or ‘good reason’; and the court’s powers to make rulings on costs for work already incurred.  

The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Committee has attempted to address some of these issues by introducing a new ‘precedent T’ as part of its 122nd update to the CPR, which came into force in October.

The procedure for revising a budget during the course of litigation is set out in CPR r3.15A.  

This mandates the parties to use precedent T to serve particulars of the variations proposed on every other party.  

The receivin...

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