HH Judge Simon Brown QC writing in the New Law Journal on the perils of getting costs budgeting wrong:

“There are now quite a few cases being reported of leading law firms making an expensive hash of electronic disclosure and paying for it. There must be many cases where unbudgeted or low budgeted disclosure costs have proved wildly inadequate when the case proceeded to detailed assessment. Who then pays the costs of it, particularly if the disclosure has been badly handled or been excessive or out of control as the result of poor co-operation between the parties? Answer, the errant laws firms.”

Inadequate costs budgets

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