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News | Mon 14th Mar, 2016
On 6th April part of the 83rd Amendment to the CPR comes into force that makes changes to the rules relating to costs budgeting. The stated aim of these amendments is “to reduce delays in the pre-trial process and to maximise judicial resources”. This is to be achieved by reducing the number of cases to which costs budgeting applies, by altering the point at which costs budgets are filed and encouraging agreement of budgets in advance of the first hearing.
The following amendments are made to Part 3 (II) and Practice Direction 3E – Costs Management: