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Must a costs estimate be attached to a listing questionnaire (pre-trial checklist) in a multi-track claim which is subject to costs budgeting?The...
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IntroductionThe application in the Commercial Court is made using Form N244(CC).Application notice—Commercial Court (Form N244(CC)) (PDF).These...
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Does a defendant have to pay fixed commencement costs and the issue fee if the debt is paid between the issue and service of proceedings?Once...
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23rd Jul
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What is the correct procedure for issuing a claim regarding a dispute as to the costs that can be claimed pursuant to a personal guarantee entered...
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23rd Jul
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Costs—recovery of costs under contractual clausesCourt’s discretionThe general position in relation to the court dealing with the issue of costs is...
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23rd Jul
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Costs sanctions for refusal to mediateThis Practice Note addresses the court’s power to encourage resolution through the ADR mechanism of mediation....
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23rd Jul
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Cost orders—the general rule and the court's discretionThis Practice Note looks at costs judges’ discretion to make costs orders (CPR 44 and its...
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22nd Jul
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Costs-only proceedings (Part 8)This Practice Note explains costs only proceedings which are brought as Part 8 claims and are used to obtain a court...
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22nd Jul
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Indemnity costs orders—illustrative decisionsThis Tracker contains details of costs judgments in which the court has awarded indemnity costs or has...
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19th Jul
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Supreme Court—costs, fees and fundingCoronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by...
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19th Jul
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Where a claim by a litigant in person is admitted, with costs to be determined, can the litigant in person recover the costs of a solicitor instructed...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 14th Jul
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Counsel’s fees—costs recoveryIt is settled law that a barrister’s fees are recoverable as disbursements, irrespective of whether the work could have...
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Produced in partnership with Alice Nash of Hailsham Chambers 12th Jul
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Interim applications—costs recoveryThis Practice Note highlights that such costs are not recoverable as of right and identifies issues to be...
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2nd Jul
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Small claims track (SCT)—costs recoveryThis Practice Note considers costs in the small claims track (SCT). For further information on case management...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 1st Jul
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Costs precedentsThis Practice Note provides a list of costs precedents with links through to the precedents in PDF or Word format. It covers costs...
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Costs consequences of refusing to mediate—key and illustrative decisionsThis Practice Note summarises the key decisions illustrating the court’s...
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Litigant in person costs—costs management and budgetingCost managementThe overriding objective makes it clear that the court, so far as is...
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8th Jun
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Litigant in person costs—general principlesAbbreviations used in this Practice Note:•LIP—Litigant in person•LP(CE)A 1975—Litigant in Person (Costs and...
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