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A party may request an oral review if they are unhappy with the outcome of a provisional assessment, however the party requesting the oral review will be liable for their own and their opponent’s costs of the oral review, unless they better the provisional assessment by 20% or more. 

As the oral review is normally before the same Costs Officer or Judge who has undertaken the provisional assessment, it is essential to present your case in the best light at the outset.

Where a claim for costs exceeds £75,000 a detailed assessment will be necessary whereby each party would need to be represented in person.  We can attend hearings and deal with the advocacy on your behalf.

In most cases where we represent receiving parties our fees would be limited to those recovered from the paying party.

Whilst we represent receiving parties on most occasions, we do also advise and assist paying parties with the preparation of Points of Dispute, costs negotiations and representation at assessment.

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