BROOM & ANOR v ARCHER & ORS, QBD (TCC) (Fraser J) 28/03/2018
This case highlights the importance of compliance with practice directions.
A costs budget approved by the court in April 2017 had a mathematical error (which is not unusual when parties are frantically re-casting figures whilst in court). As the budget was not re-filed and re-served with re-cast figures and annexed to the order, the error was not noticed until some time later. Fortunatley, on this occasion, a revised costs budget was approved owing to significant developments in the case.