Budgeting is the key way in which legal costs are controlled by the court in multi-track, complex and high value litigation.
Getting our clients’ costs budget right and making sure their opponent’s budget is approved or agreed at the correct level is imperative. The court will not subsequently depart from this without good reason.
We can assist by:
- Costing files
- Drafting budgets
- Preparing objections to the opponent’s budget
- Advising on challenges to be made
- Discussing and negotiating budgets with opponents
Before unnecessary costs are incurred, we also provide advice on costs management matters generally including orders to be sought and resisted.