Americhem Europe Ltd v Rakem Ltd

Practice – Civil litigation. In the course of civil proceedings, the parties were required to serve costs budgets in the form of precedent H. The issue was whether the defendant's 'precedent H' form was a nullity as a result of the fact that it had not been signed by a solicitor, but by a costs draftsman. The Technology and Construction Court held that, whilst the form had not been signed by a 'senior legal representative' within the meaning of CPR PD 3E, that had not rendered the defendant's costs budget a nullity and no question of a need for relief from sanctions had arisen.

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