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IPEC—cap on total costs is inclusive of VAT (Response Clothing v Edinburgh Woollen Mill)

IPEC—cap on total costs is inclusive of VAT (Response Clothing v Edinburgh Woollen Mill)
Published on: 26 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • IPEC—cap on total costs is inclusive of VAT (Response Clothing v Edinburgh Woollen Mill)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the IPEC decide?
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Article summary

IP analysis: The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has given a judgment in a costs case finding that the wording of CPR 45.31(a) was unambiguous, therefore a party claiming VAT on its costs can only recover a total of £50,000, including VAT, subject only to CPR 45.32—unreasonable behaviour by a party—and/or exceptional circumstances. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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