The Civil Justice Council has approved the creation of a Costs Working Group, which will consider four areas:
- A review of Costs Budgeting
- A review of Guideline Hourly Rates (GHRs)
- Examination of costs under pre-action protocols/portals and the digital justice system
- Consideration of the wider impact of the extension of Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC)
The Law Society is submitting a response, and we would encourage all interested parties to do the same – the deadline to respond is 14 October. More information is available here.