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Our Mr White takes a pragmatic approach to assessing costs.
Our Mr White's approach has been upheld in the only reported costs case involving the new UNCITRAL legislation.
Typically, the level of detail required by a Court is not required and instead the costs assessments proceeds on a “gross sum” basis whether or an a party/party basis or a solicitor/client basis with any costs awarded being payable within 14 days of a costs award.
Typically most costs decisions are made within 2 weeks of the parties completing their submissions in relation to same.
He does not, unless directed otherwise by all parties, refer costing decisions back to the Court as that can result in delays of up to 12 months before costs are assessed and paid2)
Some further questions often arise in relation to the award of costs.
The first is whether or not costs should be taxed or settled on a
The second is whether or not the costs should be payable now (and therefore assessed now) or at the end of the litigation.
The third is whether or not any costs orders have to modified by the application of the principles set out in Calderbank v Calderbank (as modified over time).
An issue which may arise from time to time is whether or not a company in liquidation or administration is liable for costs.
Yes, broadly speaking interest is available depending on the particular circumstances:
Yes, broadly speaking costs are available depending on the particular circumstances: