hi i have surveyors costs and they will no doubt have their own costs. what i am saying is now it is over 10k costs are obviously recoverable?
the water company initially instructed me to obtain a surveyors report to ascertain the damage to the garden
not really. as i pointed out the initial claim was under 10k and i appreciate no costs would be claimable apart from court costs. now there are 2 defendants, the damage i am looking for against defendant 2 is only 4k. how does the court apportion costs when they award costs i.e. what costs will i be able to claim, solicitors costs, barristers costs etc etc
i still don't understand at what stage i.e are costs not recoverable?
Experts are joint so should be paid 50/50
As for other costs ie Solicitor etc are all dealt with at the END of trial
Does that help?
no! as i explained originally claim was for 10k now there are 2 defendants on same claim. one defendant however is only being sued for 4k. the total for both is over 16k. does the court allow all of the costs including the defendant where the sum claimed is only 4k?
Its fast track because the highest dispute is £16,000 unless the Court orders a split trial
Its over £10,000 in total so NOT a small claim
If it was £9000 one, £4000 another it would be a small claim
But it is not.
You have one claim of £16,000 so its NOT a small claim
Does that clarify?
yes thanks.if i want to make an offer i.e. a part 36 do i make it against each defendant?
Because they are two separate claims
Can I clarify anything else for you?
no thank you