The production of documents at a detailed assessment hearing may well cause substantial delay to that hearing and may prejudice or embarrass any appeal made in the proceedings in which the costs were awarded or in any similar proceedings between the same parties. Receiving parties should therefore consider in advance what voluntary disclosure to their opponents they are willing to make and how such disclosure can be achieved before the detailed assessment hearing without substantially damaging any privilege they wish to retain. If necessary, directions can be made by consent. Directions can also be made providing split hearing dates or times so as to facilitate the orderly disposal of the points in dispute. If production of documents may substantially prejudice or embarrass any appeal or linked proceedings, orders can be made adjourning the detailed assessment proceedings pending the determination of the other proceedings and directing the payment of interim costs certificates in the meantime.