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Is there a fee for filing a pre-trial checklist? In the fast track when do you have to file a costs estimate and what costs are recoverable under fixed costs in relation to fast track claims?

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Published on LexisPSL on 22/11/2016

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  • Is there a fee for filing a pre-trial checklist? In the fast track when do you have to file a costs estimate and what costs are recoverable under fixed costs in relation to fast track claims?
  • Is there a fee for filing a pre-trial checklist?
  • In the fast track when do you have to file a costs estimate?
  • What costs are recoverable under fixed costs in relation to fast track claims?

Is there a fee for filing a pre-trial checklist? In the fast track when do you have to file a costs estimate and what costs are recoverable under fixed costs in relation to fast track claims?

Is there a fee for filing a pre-trial checklist?

Practice Note: Fast track—case management considers specific case management provisions for cases allocated to and proceeding on the fast track under CPR 28 and CPR PD 28. Specifically, under the heading ‘Fast track—case management—Pre-trial checklists (Listing questionnaires)’.

The court fee for filing a pre-trial checklist is currently £545. This is usually payable by the claimant but there are circumstances where the defendant may be liable to pay. This includes where the claim is proceeding on the counterclaim alone (see Practice Note: Court fees in civil proceedings and notes accompanying Fee 2.1 on the Court Fees Schedule from 25 July 2016 accessible through this Practice Note). Note: failure to pay the fee at the required time could lead to an order striking out the statements of case (CPR 3.7 and CPR 3.7A). The fee-paying party can receive a refund of the hearing fee if the claim settles or is discontinued, and if that party informs the court of this in writing. The percentage refundable is:

  1. 100% if the court is notified more than 28 days before the hearing

  2. 75% if the court is

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