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CPR 47.1 | Premature Commencement Of Assessment Proceedings

“the purpose of CPR 47.1 is to lay down a general rule that the costs of part of the proceedings are not to be assessed until the conclusion of the proceedings as a whole (unless the Court orders them to be assessed immediately). As I have observed that principle is not confined to interlocutory appeals but is, expressly, of general application… It must follow that under CPR 47.1, where a claimant succeeds on preliminary issues of liability and causation and the claim then moves on to the quantification of damages, the preliminary issue, for the purposes of CPR 47.1, also represents one part of the overall proceedings, just as it would have done (on the authority of Industrie) under the old Rules of the Supreme Court.”