A litigant in person will be allowed all his reasonable disbursements (such as court fees, out of pocket expenses) in full if the Costs Officer or Costs Judge decides all of the following questions in his or her favour:
(i) Were these disbursements actually incurred?
(ii) If so, at the time they were incurred, did it then appear reasonable and proportionate to incur them?
(iii) Are the sums claimed for each disbursement reasonable and proportionate in amount?
If, in respect of any disbursement the answers to questions (i) or (ii) is no, the amount claimed for that disbursement will be wholly disallowed.
If, in respect of any disbursement, the answers to questions (i) and (ii) are yes but the answer to question (iii) is no, the Costs Officer or Costs Judge may allow a reduced amount for that disbursement.