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.”
- MRN discuss the cases where the courts have found it unreasonable for a paying party to withhold a payment on account of costs.
- 4 KBW consider multiple applications for interim orders for costs.
- The Lawyer carries an article reminding us that interim costs orders are a power and a presumption
- Costs Monkey has a brief summary of the principles relating to interim costs.
- A Neat Legal Services have a succinct account of the principles relating to interim costs orders
- R Costings consider Payments on Account of Costs