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  Editor’s Notepad
Kerry Ridley, Editor.
Welcome to the SPRING edition of the Partners in Costs Magazine
At the time of going to print we are entering unknown territory as the threat of COVID-19 picks up momentum. I would ask all our readers to take care and stay safe in this uncertain time.
hope you enjoy reading this issue. As more and more lawyers are either taking or considering sabbatical breaks, we thought it was a good time to catch up with Karim Mohamed of Mayo Wynne Baxter. Karim is due to take his second sabbatical break (see pages 8/9).
Our events page and details of the Partners in Costs Magazine Awards are at pages 16/17. As you will see,
in light of COVID-19, we have cancelled all events up to the end of August. The Costs Law Reports Conference
(24 September), the Bristol Curry Night (15 October)
and the London Curry Night (10 November) will still go ahead as planned and we are continuing to take bookings for these events. The new deadline for applications for The Partners in Costs Magazine Awards is 31 December 2020 and the winners will be announced at AvMA’s Annual Clinical Negligence Conference - Mid-Conference Dinner on the evening of Thursday, 29th April 2021.
Turn to pages 20/21 where Susan Lord, Transformational Health and Life Coach, provides tips on dealing with stress.
Finally, turn to page 30 where Professor Dominic Regan returns to provide useful tips for booking a holiday, which will be of use once this terrible virus is under control and we are able to travel again.
Please do contact me with any event queries, if you would like to be added to our mailing list, if you would like to write an article for our magazine or indeed if you are interested in advertising within our magazine. I am always happy to help.
Please do take care!
Welcome to the latest edition of our PIC Magazine
e are now in a new decade and it is a good time to reflect on the changes we have encountered over
the last one! In April 2013 the introduction of Costs Budgeting heralded a new era in the world of legal costs – this is now firmly
embedded and Practitioners are well-versed in the requirements of CPR PD 3E. We have now seen many Budgeted matters through to final Bill preparation and assessment.
Throughout the decade the process of Costs Budgeting has continued to evolve, with new Rules which came into force on 6 April 2016, introducing key changes to PD3E relating to requirements for claims valued between £25,000 and £50,000,
as well as requirements to file Budget Discussion Reports.
There has of course also been no shortage
of case law on the perpetually hot topic of Costs Budgeting, which has at times assisted in clarifying the process and expectations of those involved in dealing with Budgeting.
We hope you enjoy this issue of our magazine, which includes a feature from our Dominic Woodhouse on Costs Budgeting and a round- up of all the influential cases in 2019 by our Sean Linley.
From all the team at PIC stay safe and healthy in these uncertain times.
Teresa Aitken, Chairperson, PIC
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