When I requested adjusted costs as per the order 27.03.13, they provided me costs of nearly £24,000 Statement of costs from 26.10.13 to 27.03.13.
Then I made FOI Requests and they stated total costs/disbursements for the entire case, from 04.10.11 to 10.01.13 was £14,000, and they stated additional costs of £3910.00 for 10.01.13 to 27.03.13
So the adjusted costs they provided were inaccurate, incorrect, excessive, and impossible
I wrote to the other side and let them know I wanted to come to agreement based onaccurate and true costs, they have yet to respond
Thanks again for your advice and help
I think the order does state subject to detailed assessment if not agreed. I want to agree on costs, based on actual and true costs, not costs I can show are excessive and not true
I just wanted to know if what I calculated, based on what the Defendants have provided, would be correct
We asked for a breakdown of costs and commentary or narrative on how time was ocassioned, the Defendants refused
It does clarify the position for me.
Unfortunately, the Defendant is a Council and their solicitors have been dishonest and tried to rip me off. It took me 2.5 months to get a proper response in regards XXXXX XXXXX total costs for the case, + additional costs from the date of trial to the order.
Now they see that I have evidence the costs they initially provided are both excessive and impossible, and that they may need to contribute towards my costs, so they don't want to do things properly. They know they would have a hard time accounting for, and justifying £3910.00 from the triual date to the order. The trial was listed for one full day, 8 hours. The trail lasted less than 5. All the time was spent waiting for the decision and then drafting an order. The additional costs wouldn't amount to more than £500.00.
I juts want to come to agreement, based on actual and true costs, wrote to them and let them know this
they don't want to do this
so only choice is Cost Hearing, which I would rather avoid, but would do if this was the only option