Costs – Costs management. The claimant brought proceedings against the defendant contractor for the costs of remedial works. The present proceedings were convened to determine the claimant's costs budget. The Technology and Construction Court held that the costs budget was an entirely unreliable document and that both the costs already incurred by the claimant and its estimated future costs were disproportionate and unreasonable. In the circumstances, the assessed costs/costs budget for the claimant would be a total of £4.28m.