Litigation Letter

Drawing the line between costs budgeting and detailed assessment of costs

Valerie Elsie May Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC B28 (QB), 13 October 2016

Although cost budgeting has applied to all multi-track claims issued after 1 April 2013, there has been no decision analysing the inter-relationship and tensions between costs management throughout the proceedings and detailed assessment at the very end – until this decision was handed down by District Judge Lumb sitting in Birmingham.

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