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How costs are assessed

This content applies to England & Wales

This section looks at the ways that costs are assessed, either on a standard basis or an indemnity basis.

Standard or indemnity basis

Once the court has decided which party is to pay for the costs of the case, it will then assess how much the party will have to pay. 

Assessment procedures

This section explains what factors the court must take into account when assessing costs, and explains the two methods used for assessing costs. 

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