I have put that in my original question. Over £3500.
The solicitor had to come to two hearings because the council committee voted to postpone the first one because their witnesses, the marshalls I had complained about did not turn up. We wanted the whole thing to be thrown out as a waste of time but they set a new date and made me return. Vastly increasing my costs. I suppose a lot of the solicitors charges resulted from having to travel to two hearings in Shrewsbury which is about 20 miles from Oswestry where we are based.
Thats what I thought. If I do try to get my costs from the council would I need to engage a solicitor or would I be able to go through the small claims court?