Summary assessment of court costs: a guide for judges

How to make a summary decision on court costs in a fast track case or after a short hearing lasting up to a day.



The guide outlines how to go about carrying out an assessment, and includes information on:

  • when to make costs orders
  • insurance cover and conditional fee agreements
  • costs for litigants in person
  • payments involving a patient or child
  • how to assess solicitors’ fees

To work out costs for different regions and pay grades, refer to the solicitors’ guideline hourly rates (previously published as appendix 2 of the guide).

Published 25 November 2011