At the detailed assessment hearing, the court will note on the bill of costs all items allowed, disallowed or reduced. The receiving party must, after the hearing, make clear the correct figures agreed or allowed in respect of each item and re-calculate the summary of the bill.
The receiving party must file the completed bill of costs at the SCCO no later than 14 days after the detailed assessment hearing. When filing the bill of costs, the receiving party must lodge receipted fee notes and accounts in respect of all disbursements. However, there is no obligation to produce receipted fee notes or accounts in respect of disbursements (other than those relating to counsel’s fees) which individually do not exceed £500 if the bill includes a certificate that such disbursements have been duly discharged (see Appendix F). Also, the court may have given a direction at the detailed assessment hearing which dispenses with the need for the production of some or all of the fee notes and accounts in question. For example, the bill may be marked “vouching of [all disbursements] [expert’s fees] is dispensed with”.