The Jackson reforms have introduced an entirely new step in costs recovery for nearly all Multi Track cases, namely the Costs Budget. Failure to get the costs budget right (or on time, as seen in the well-publicised Mitchell v NGN case) can mean little or no costs can be recovered from the other side. The client needs to know at a very early stage what the case is likely to cost them.
Clients need to be fully informed about recoverable costs, and other firms are setting up specific departments to sue you if you make a mistake following the Jackson Reforms.
MBL’s one hour webinar is aimed at all solicitors, Legal Executives and other lawyers conducting litigation. It will cover points including: how to create a valid costs budget; explaining the costs position to the client so as to comply with professional codes of conduct; challenging the other side’s costs budget – and on what basis?; what effect does the budget have on what I can claim from my client?