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Prices reforms: proposed adjustments to prices budgeting, tenet hourly charges and pre-action prices


Closing week the Civil Justice Council (CJC) printed the Ultimate Record in its Prices Evaluate, performed via a operating staff led via Lord Justice Birss. Its suggestions are separate to, however be mindful, the deliberate extension of mounted recoverable prices to circumstances valued at as much as £100,000 which is now because of are available in from 1 October this yr.

Key suggestions come with:

  • a pilot of a “lighter contact” way to prices budgeting for circumstances within the Industry and Belongings Courts, and circumstances valued at as much as £1 million in different courts, regardless that there is not any element as to what that lighter contact way would entail;
  • developing a brand new band of tenet hourly charges for advanced, prime price, business paintings, and together with recommend’s charges throughout the tenet hourly charges regime; and
  • possible new powers for the courts to make prices orders the place issues settle pre-issue however the events have now not agreed prices.

For additional main points please learn this publish on our Litigation Notes weblog.

Alexander Oddy

Maura McIntosh

Jan O'Neill


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