Proportionate costs in England & Wales

Group Seven Ltd v Nasir & Ors [2016] EWHC 620 (Ch) (21 March 2016)

The aggregate of the budgeted costs for Group Seven and ETS is £5,053,176. That seems to me to a disproportionate sum in relation to a claim for £7.08 million. As against that, counsel for Group Seven pointed out that the budgeted figure includes just over £700,000 for contingencies but even if one removed the entirety of the contingency figure, the result still appears to me to be disproportionate to the sums claimed.