APPEAL AGAINST COSTS BUDGETING DECISION ALLOWED: JUDGE SHOULD HAVE CONSIDERED THE RELEVANCE OF THE OPPONENT'S BUDGET (EVEN IF THAT BUDGET WAS AGREED)

In Woolley v Ministry of Justice [2024] EWHC 304 (KB) Mr Justice Kerr allowed an appeal against a costs budget and remitted it to another judge for reconsideration.  The case shows the importance of a judge allowing a party to…