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If a case proceeds solely on the basis of a defendant's counterclaim, which party pays the hearing fee when filing the pre-trial checklist?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/01/2015

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  • If a case proceeds solely on the basis of a defendant's counterclaim, which party pays the hearing fee when filing the pre-trial checklist?

The answer to this query may be found in Schedule 1 to the Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 (SI 2014/874), the relevant part of which provides:

2 General Fees (High Court and County Court)
2.1 On the claimant filing a pre-trial check list (listing questionnaire); or where the court fixes the trial

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