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DefinitionsThe following definitions are used in this Practice Note:•interest—this is an additional award made to the winning party to effectively...
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Cost managementThe overriding objective makes it clear that the court, so far as is practicable, ensures 'that the parties are on an equal footing'...
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3rd Dec
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This Practice Note deals with provisions for the payment of costs orders. It considers the differences depending on whether the court order includes a...
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This Practice Note provides a list of costs precedents with links through to the precedents in PDF or Word format. It covers costs budgets (precedent...
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3rd Dec
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This Practice Note has been archived as is not maintained. Recovery of CFA success fees and ATE insurance premiums in publication and privacy...
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3rd Dec
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This Practice Note explains the different basis on which the courts can assess costs, being the standard basis, indemnity basis and costs payable...
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It is clear that an unreasonable refusal to mediate or engage in some other form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process may well render a...
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Pre-action costs—what are they?Prior to the commencement of litigation, parties may incur considerable costs for example:•taking detailed instructions...
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This Practice Note considers the costs position where parties have reached a settlement as to the underlying substantive dispute but have been unable...
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This Practice Note considers the Guideline Hourly Rates (GHRs). These are hourly rates which it is considered for a solicitor to recover for work done...
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This Practice Note explains costs only proceedings which are brought as Part 8 claims and are used to obtain a court order that there should be an...
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This Practice Note looks at costs judges’ discretion to make costs orders (CPR 44 and its accompanying Practice Direction, CPR PD 44). It considers...
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Court’s discretionThe general position in relation to the court dealing with the issue of costs is that the costs follow the event, ie the loser will...
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OutlineWhat are pro bono costs?•Pro bono costs are like ordinary legal costs, but where a party was represented for free in relation to...
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CPR 46.5(4) sets out how the costs will be calculated and this is either by reference to:•proven financial loss, or•the amount for the time reasonably...
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3rd Dec
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This Tracker lists a number of decisions in which the court has considered issues of proportionality since 2012.For the up to date position on the...
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3rd Dec
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.GeneralWhere costs are...
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This Practice Note explains the indemnity principle as applied when seeking to recover costs in proceedings. The principle sets out the extent of a...
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Archived: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.Who determines the guideline...
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Abbreviations used in this Practice Note:•LIP—Litigant in person•LP(CE)A 1975—Litigant in Person (Costs and Expenses) Act 1975 (as amended)•ordinary...
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