Costs Budgeting

Costs Budgeting

Following the Lord Justice Jackson Civil Litigation Reforms, all Multi-track cases issued after 1st April 2013 in the County Court and High Court (Queen’s Bench and Chancery Division) require a Costs Budget.  The consequences of not filing a Precedent H Costs Budget are serious and may result in only the recovery of applicable Court fees, as was evidenced in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWHC2179 (QB).  Notwithstanding subsequent Appeal hearings regarding relief from sanctions it is still of paramount importance to have your Budget prepared accurately and in plenty of time.

Our experts will advise you and prepare your Costs Budget in accordance with all current and appropriate Regulations.  Should you prefer that your files remain in your possession we are more than happy to prepare them at your offices for your peace of mind.

Thereafter, we will negotiate the Budgets with your opponent and aim to agree the same prior to the CCMC. We will draft the Precedent R Budget Discussion Report which is now compulsory and if required, attend to represent your client’s interests at the CCMC.

NO WIN NO FEE – Our Cost Lawyers will prepare your Claimant Precedent H Costs Budget on a no win no fee basis, subject to the continuance of our instruction to the conclusion of settlement of costs.  We also offer large settlement discounts.

Contact our Cost Lawyers today for further information on how Sterling Costs can help fulfil your Costs Budgeting requirements. Telephone our Head Office on 01925 909360 or email