INTERIM COSTS ORDERS: USEFUL GUIDES AND LINKS

I was asked to speak at the Inaugural meeting of the Yorkshire Branch of the Association of Cost Lawyers recently. One matter that came up in discussion was how rarely applications were made for interim applications for costs.  This can have a major impact on cashflow. The rules, and associated cases in relation to payments on account of costs, need greater publicity.. Here are some links to useful guides and links that deal with this subject.

A QUICK LOOK AT CPR 44.2(8)

Note that there is a presumption that a court will make an order for a reasonable sum on account. There has to be a good reason not to make an order.

“(8) Where the court orders a party to pay costs subject to detailed assessment, it will order that party to pay a reasonable sum on account of costs, unless there is good reason not to do so.”

USEFUL LINKS