The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.
The points of dispute set out the paying party's objections to the items in the bill of costs.
They must be served on the receiving party and every other party to the detailed assessment proceedings whose name and address for service appear on the statement included in the bill of costs of any person on whom the receiving party intends to serve the notice of commencement.
The period of time for serving points of dispute is 21 days after the service of the notice of commencement. See Detailed assessment: starting the process (prior to April 2013) [Archived].
The 21 day period is extended if the notice of commencement is served outside England and Wales.
The period is calculated as if the notice was a claim form and the points of dispute a defence.
If the 21 day period is not appropriate then:
the parties may agree to extend or shorten the 21 day period, or
a party may apply to the appropriate office for an order to extend o
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