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

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

  • Detailed assessment: commencement (prior to April 2013) [Archived]
  • How to commence detailed assessment proceedings
  • Precedents
  • VAT
  • Bills of costs

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.

How to commence detailed assessment proceedings

Proceedings are commenced by the receiving party serving on the paying party:

  1. a notice of commencement in the relevant practice form (N252)

  2. a copy bill of costs

Importantly, at this stage, the procedure does not involve the court. There is no need to file the notice of commencement or copy of the bill of costs at court.

These documents must also be served on any other ‘relevant persons’. Upon service, the relevant person becomes a party to the proceedings.

The procedure for commencing proceedings is set out in the Practice Direction and should be referred to in detail.

Precedents

Precedents A, B, C and D in the Schedule of Costs Precedents (at the end of the Practice Direction) provide model forms of bills of costs for detailed assessment.

Detailed guidance on the f