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A claimant issues a claim for a specified sum of money in excess of £55,000. The Money Claim Online service was used. Is the claim subject to a fixed costs regime? Is the claimant able to recover costs on the standard basis?

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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 12/12/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A claimant issues a claim for a specified sum of money in excess of £55,000. The Money Claim Online service was used. Is the claim subject to a fixed costs regime? Is the claimant able to recover costs on the standard basis?
  • The fixed costs regime
  • Recovery of costs on the standard basis

Money Claim Online can be used for claims for a specified sum of money of less than £100,000 (not including interest or costs) and the same rules apply in respect of costs as with any other claim issued under CPR Part 7.

The fixed costs regime

The claim will be subject to the fixed costs regime if no acknowledgement of service or defence is filed or if the claim is admitted by the defendant. In those circumstances, the claimant can request judgment via Money Claim Online by completing an online request form. Upon judgment being entered, the claimant’s legal representative is entitled to the fixed costs provided for under CPR 45.4 and set out in Table 2 of CPR 45, which for a claim in excess of £5,000 is between £30 and £70 depending on the circumstances in which judgment is being entered.

Fixed costs would also apply if summary

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