BILLS OF COSTS | FEE EARNER IDENTITY

Bills of Costs | Who Are Your Fee Earners? | Court of Appeal Decision

“…a receiving party who elects to use the Precedent S spreadsheet format must include in his bill of costs information sufficient to enable the columns of worksheet 5 to be completed… It is, I think, to be inferred that a receiving party using Precedent S has to provide enough data for its worksheets to be filled in… The upshot is that, in my view, any electronic bill, whether in Precedent S spreadsheet format or any other spreadsheet format, must include the name, the SCCO grade and, in so far as it adds anything to the grade, the status of each fee earner except possibly in so far as the receiving party’s solicitors may have outsourced work to an agency.”

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