Detailed assessment: appeals (prior to April 2013) [Archived]
Detailed assessment: appeals (prior to April 2013) [Archived]

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Detailed assessment: appeals (prior to April 2013) [Archived]
  • Appeals from an authorised court officer in detailed assessment proceedings
  • Starting an appeal
  • Powers of the court on appeal

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only. It only contains guidance on appealing the decision of an authorised court officer in detailed assessment proceedings. It does not cover appealing a detailed assessment decision made by a costs judge).

Appeals from an authorised court officer in detailed assessment proceedings

The procedure for appealing against a decision made by an authorised court officer in detailed assessment proceedings is set out in r 47.20–47.23 and CPR PD 47.1–48.4. Note: Part 52 does not apply in relation to an appeal of a detailed assessment hearing from an authorised costs officer.

The appeal is to a costs judge or a district judge of the High Court (r 47.21 and CPR PD 47, para 48.2).

There is no requirement to obtain permission to appeal or to seek written reasons (CPR PD 47, para 47.2).

Any party to detailed assessment proceedings may appeal against a decision of an authorised costs officer. However, for the purposes of this section, a LSC funded clie