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What does "cost in petition" mean, does it mean the costs included

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What does "cost in petition" mean, does it mean the costs included in the petition, or does it mean cost in further attending the hearing

tdlawyer :

Hi, thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX can assist with this.

tdlawyer :

This usually means that the person presenting their petition gets their costs.

tdlawyer :

That is, if the petition succeeds.

Customer:

Ok, i have paid off the petition and the costs included in the petition, the solicitor is saying i owe another £770.02 for cost and disbursements, so i do owe this then is that correct

tdlawyer :

The principle is right, yes. However, the amount of the solicitors costs might be challengeable.

tdlawyer :

It's possible to have the costs assessed by the court, but for the sum of £770, the sensible thing is to reach an agreement as the costs of the assessment process would outweight any benefit derived from having them assessed.

Customer:

Thank you. i misunderstood the court order, as it didn't say a sum, i thought it had order me to pay the costs which were included in the petition

tdlawyer :

You're welcome. Is there anything more I can assist with?

Customer:

No, thank you for your quick response

tdlawyer :

You're welcome. Have a good weekend.

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