The court will record the decisions made on the provisional assessment either on Precedent G (the points of dispute and any reply) or on the bill or both and copies will be sent to the parties. Where possible the court will send the copies electronically to the email addresses provided in the statement of parties.
Within 14 days of receipt of the marked Precedent G (or the bill where the decisions have been recorded on the bill) the parties must agree the total sum due to the receiving party on the basis of the court’s decisions. If they cannot agree the arithmetic, they must refer the dispute to the court for a determination on the basis of written submissions.
If a party wishes to make submissions as to the order to be made in respect of the costs of the provisional assessment, the court will invite each party to make written submissions and the question of what costs order should be made will be determined without a hearing.
In proceedings which do not go beyond provisional assessment, the maximum amount the court will award to any party as costs of the assessment (other than the costs of drafting the bill of costs) is £1,500 together with any VAT thereon and any court fees paid by that party.