To help create a robust and defensible budget
Para 2.3 of Practice Direction 3E states that…
“The court’s approval will relate only to the total figures for each phase of the proceedings, although in the course of its review the court may have regard to the constituent elements of each total figure.”
The importance of being able to demonstrate how the total figure in each phase of your budget has been arrived at cannot be overstated, particularly in substantial and/or complex matters. Our planner will provide the data required in various forms to assist the court in understanding how your budgeted figure has been arrived at.
“…the task of creating a plausible budget is a double act performed by the litigator in collaboration with their costs lawyer.”
Professor Dominic Regan – New Law Journal