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My published explorations of

Value-Related Issues

Litigation Planning and Budgeting – The Use of Task-based Budgeting to Manage Litigation

Disputes and litigation, which are often viewed as a cost of doing business and largely beyond control, do lend themselves to greater management. To manage them effectively, however, especially in respect of their bottom-line cost, requires the use of techniques that have not been applied traditionally by law departments to this aspect of their responsibilities.

Task-based budgeting and billing, in tandem, create opportunities to monitor progress and cost in sync and to exert greater control over both progress and cost.