Time recording and budgeting may be onerous, but practitioners had better get used to it, says Jon Lord

A colleague recently reminded me of a quote from a deputy district judge that, for me, sums up the current state of affairs. She said: “I may seem radical, but I am one for dealing with cases fairly.”

It might just be me, but it
is frightening that there is at
least a perception, if not an expectation, that since the Court of Appeal’s decision in Mitchell, your client’s case might not
be dealt with fairly. Add that to
a pre-existing inconsistency in applying costs management and it is no wonder that many costs lawyers’ daily lives are being taken over by budgets and skirmishes over costs at the
case managem...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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