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I think that we have spoken before.
You had advised me previously to contact a law accountant concerning an expenses invoice. This was for a case which was a small claim but the expenses were awarded on the Summary Cause scale.
I had contacted a law accountant and then I submitted an appeal, which I lost. I had contacted the law accountant again but he has not replied.
My query refers to the expenses invoice for the appeal hearing as I have Diet of Assessment this week and wanted to know if the costs were in order.
Do you have any knowledge of the Summary Cause scale for the other party expenses in an appeal hearing?
I have 3 items on the invoice:-
1. Fee for all work in connection with Appeal to include preparation for hearing.
2. Attendance in court for Appeal Hearing(I believe this is £34.50 / 30 minutes)
3. Fee for Account of Expenses (What is this for?)
Thank you, ***** ***** be appreciated.
I am assuming that item 1 is a block fee and is not negotiable.
Item 2 is disputed, regarding the time length of the hearing.
Given that there are only two items on the invoice is the fee for account reasonable and is this fee related to actually attending the Diet of Assessment?
My thinking is that if I agree to pay items 1 and 2, is item 3 reducible and should I offer something for the account to avoid the hearing?
If this is accepted, then do I contact the Clerk at the court for confirmation?
Thank you, ***** ***** been most helpful.