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Costs definition

What does Costs mean?

Costs are the sums of money incurred in bringing or defending a claim. The court can make various costs orders for the payment of costs. Costs that are recoverable will be assessed by the court if not agreed. Costs budgeting and costs management are means of controlling litigation costs.

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Money ordered to be paid by one party to another in respect of the costs incurred in the course of litigation, in bringing or defending a claim.
General provisions about costs are found in CPR Rules 44 to 48.

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