Costs Budgeting

25th March 2016

Charles Auld and academic pupil, Dr Kate Harrington have joined forces again to write an article which is published in the New Law Journal.

Charles Auld

They examine costs budgeting in some detail, arguing that, whilst at first sight it looks an attractive solution, rather than reducing the overall costs faced by litigants, it can actually make a significant increase in those costs. They conclude that Costs Budgeting is “effectively expensive informed guesswork that exerts no control on the overall costs of litigation”.