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In the guidance note, the court is critical of the number of costs applications it has to deal with that are ‘poorly considered and prepared by the parties, consuming judicial time far beyond what is proportionate for deciding a costs issue when the parties have settled the case. The judicial and other Court resources applied to these cases must be proportionate to what is at stake’. The guidance suggests that the onus lies on the parties to reach agreement on costs wherever possible and in advance of asking the Court to resolve the issues. As such, it is important for parties to do all they can to reach agreement on costs to avoid judicial censure and other negative consequences.

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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by David Northfield

The Administrative Court has issued guidance on how it will approach the question of costs following settlement of claims for judicial review without a substantive hearing.  The guidance will apply to cases where parties agree to settle a claim but are unable to agree costs and submit that the Court should determine the costs issue.  The guidance applies to all consent orders submitted for approval by the court after 20 November 2013.

In the guidance note, the court is critical of the number of costs applications it has to deal with that are ‘poorly considered and prepared by the parties, consuming judicial time far beyond what is proportionate for deciding a costs issue when the parties have settled the case.  The judicial and other Court resources applied to these cases must…

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