N252: Commencement of detailed assessment where more than one firm instructed

The Royal Courts of Justice

Where a party was entitled to its costs, it had to include all of its costs in the bill for detailed assessment. If that party was entitled to recover the cost of instructing more than one solicitor, it had to include the costs of each solicitor separately in the bill and, if it failed so to do, could not claim a separate assessment in respect of the costs of the solicitor omitted.

(1) CARL HARRIS (2) SUSAN COLLETE HARTLESS v MOAT HOUSING GROUP-SOUTH LTD [2007] EWHC 3092 (QB)