Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When did the extension to Fixed Recoverable Costs come into effect? [Answer]
  • What are the transitional provisions for Fixed Recoverable Costs? [Answer]
  • What costs are payable for non-personal injury claims in Stage 1 of the Intermediate Track? [Answer]
  • Do solicitors still need to time record with Fixed Recoverable Costs? [Answer]
  • What costs are payable to a litigant in person for fixed recoverable costs matters? [Answer]
  • Which fixed costs apply where settlement pre-assignment to Complexity Band? [Answer]
  • How are defendants’ fixed recoverable costs calculated? [Answer]
  • What are defendants’ fixed costs where no amount specified in claim form? [Answer]
  • What is the sanction for unreasonable behaviour in a fixed costs matter? [Answer]
  • Can unreasonable behaviour be punished twice in fixed costs cases? [Answer]
  • Can defendants recover costs if a claim settles pre-issue? [Answer]
  • What transitional provisions govern the inflation increases for fixed costs? [Answer]
  • Can you contract out of fixed recoverable costs? [Answer]

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