HARRISON -v- COVENTRY: THE COMMENTARY SO FAR: USEFUL LINKS
The Court of Appeal decision Harrison -v- University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital NHS Trust  EWCA Civ 792 is a significant one. To help consider its practical significance here are links to the commentary on the case.
(I am keen to add to these links. Please contact me if you have written on the topic)
- 4 New Square were definitely first off the blocks with Court of Appeal judgment in the Harrison Costs Budgeting Case. The article also looks at the question of how proportionality is to be approached and when proceedings were commenced for the purpose of the proportionality test.
- Hill Dickinson emphasise the “good reason” issue in Costs budgets – the importance of good reason
- Kings Chambers emphasises the reciprocity angle in Kevin Latham Achieves Costs Budgeting Clarity in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
- GWS have a short summary, arguing that there is still plenty of scope for argument on detailed assessment in Costs budgets and detailed assessment
- Paragon Costs Solutions argues that decision provides certainty and clarity in Court of Appeal deals with the relationship between the costs budget and the detailed assessment
- The Law Society Gazette on Costs: Appeal court backs Merrix stance on budget status
- The Association of Costs Lawyers CA: parties need good reason to depart from budget at detailed assessment
- Elite Law Costs Drafting Costs Budgets on Assessment: The Court of Appeal View (although it is disappointing to see a gavel)
- Litigation Futures Court of Appeal upholds primacy of budgeting over detailed assessment
- Harmans Court of Appeal judgment in the Harrison Costs Budgeting case
- Clarion Solicitors The importance of the precedent H Costs Budget! Harrison on appeal – no second bite of the cherry.
- PIC Costing – Harrison: The Impact
- Kennedys – Costs budgets: Court of Appeal rules on the relationship between budgets and detailed assessment
- Clyde & Co Costs Budgeting – Harrison v University Hospitals
- MRN Solicitors – Harrison Judgment Shows the Way Forward
- Rachel Rothwell in The Law Society Gazette Budgeting: do we now have all the answers?
- BLM The importance of costs budgets confirmed by the Court of Appeal
- David Bowden Court of Appeal rules that ‘already incurred’ costs in approved costs budget can be challenged in later assessment proceedings
- SPH – What is the point of costs budgeting?Now we have the answer.
- The New Law Journal A “good reason” for costs.
- Outlaw – No Departure from agreed budget on detailed assessment without “good reason”, appeal court confirms.