Posts by Natalie Swales

  • COVID-19 and the impact on costs lawyers

    As we all attempt to navigate the changes to our world at present and adjust to the challenges presented, it is clear that everyone has been, and continues to be, affected by the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • Approval of budgets

    With its introduction as part of the Jackson reforms in April 2013, costs budgeting was intended to be used as a tool to streamline the costs procedure in litigation by active court management of parties’ costs from an early stage. In theory, if a receiving party litigates within an approved costs budget, only those costs … Continue reading Approval of budgets