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High cost case management concerns misleading

22 February 2013

Media stories suggesting high-cost cases are to escape new management rules do not depict a true picture.

Costs management is a crucial part of the Jackson reforms. It is suggested that the civil procedure rules will not apply to commercial cases worth more than £2 million and will be exempt from costs management.

The costs Budgeting Direction amending the new CPR 3.12(1) issued by the President of the Queens Bench Division Sir John Thomas, notes that cost management will be used in all cases except where there is good reason not do so.

Although headlines may suggest otherwise, it is likely that costs management will be the norm post-April and should always be considered, even when exceptions are carved out. Anyone who thinks differently may be in for a shock.

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