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What is the procedure to pursue costs following an order made on pronouncement of decree nisi where costs cannot be agreed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/01/2021

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What is the procedure to pursue costs following an order made on pronouncement of decree nisi where costs cannot be agreed?

Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 7.20(3), provides that in divorce proceedings:

'If the applicant has applied for costs, the court may, on making a direction under paragraph 7.20(2)(a) [that the applicant is entitled to a decree nisi]—

(a) if satisfied that the applicant is entitled to an order for costs, so certify; or

(b) if not so satisfied, make no direction about costs'

At that stage the court has granted a certificate for costs. The

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