What is Detailed Assessment of Costs
Costs of litigation are inevitable for all legal cases. On conclusion of a legal case, it is necessary to determine each party’s liability for legal costs. Detailed assessment of costs is used in multi-track or non fixed-costs matters, when costs are not agreed, to determine how much the paying party (usually the unsuccessful party to a case)...Read More
The legal industry has historically been very resistant to change, with many preferring to sit in an office, using paper files to manage their caseload. The unfortunate reality is, that as every year passes it becomes less and less viable to operate a business in this manner.
The impact of the Coronavirus has demonstrated the importance of law firms embracing legal technologies to assist them...Read More
Law firms with conveyancing departments will be well aware that conveyancing processes can be very costly and time consuming. Tasks, such as undertaking Land Registry searches, property checks, and communicating with an estate agent can take up large amounts of time.
Property lawyers will also spend a large proportion of their time performing manual and administrative tasks. Manually trawling...Read More
Replies to Points of Dispute are governed by 47.13 of the Civil Procedure Rules and should be formatted in a similar way to Points of Dispute. Points of Dispute and Replies to Points of Dispute are a method used for disputing legal costs in detailed assessment.
Points of Dispute and Points of Reply: The Process of Detailed Assessment
The receiving party will initiate the process of...Read More
If you have received a Bill of Costs alongside a Notice of Commencement, this will signify the initiation of detailed assessment proceedings. Following receipt of these documents, you will have 21 days from the date of service to dispute the costs listed within the Bill in the form of Points of Dispute (Precedent G). If you do not respond within the 21 day period, the receiving party will be...Read More
Legal Practice Support believe that businesses should try to improve and enhance their wider community if they have the means to do so. The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted many people’s lives with restrictions, business closures and school closures, leading to a surge in mental health issues for both children and adults. Due to the impacts of the pandemic, Legal Practice...Read More