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Summary of Recent Cases, September 2017

15/09/17. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Costs

Woodburn v Thomas - Sen Cts Costs Office (Master McCloud) 11/08/2017

The court provided guidance on drafting bills of costs in details assessments in cases subject to the CPR Part 3 costs budgeting regime.

The bill of costs specified costs claimed on a phase-by-phase basis, each phase matching those set out in Precedent H forms. The costs lawyer set out in the CMC phase of the bill all the CMC costs which did not relate to costs budgeting. He provided a separate "non-phase" part of the bill in which all the costs relating to costs budgeting and costs management were set out. It followed that the bill's CMC phase excluded some items of costs which related to budgeting which were required to be included in...

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