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Costs Budgets: CPR 3 and PD 3E

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PD 3E & CPR 3 – Get Your Costs Budget Right     Part 3 and Practice Direction 3E of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) deal with costs management and set out the rules for preparation and filing of a budget of legal costs. CPR 3 and PD 3E apply to...
Guideline Hourly Rates: Do We Need an Update?

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Guideline Hourly Rates Do We Need An Update?  Introduction Guideline hourly rates are used in many areas in practice and were introduced in the 1990’s. They have since become the main guideline which Judges use when making their summary assessment of costs at the end...
Costs Budget Frequently Asked Questions

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Costs Budget Frequently Asked Questions   When is a Costs Budget (Precedent H) Required? In Multi-Track cases, you must file a Costs budget with the Directions Questionnaire if the claim value is under £50,000, or 21 days before the first Case Management...
Court of Protection Costs Assessment

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Court of Protection Costs Assessment Electronic Filing Mandatory from 20 January 2020  Court of Protection Costs Assessment The general management costs incurred by a Property and Affairs Deputy are to be assessed on an annual basis.  The general management period is...
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