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I presume you are speaking of the costs at the front of the Claim Form that you have received?
Wow. That’s a lot of costs! However, that is meaningless at this stage. As you say, costs are dealt with at the end (for whomever should be successful). The costs that should be put on the front of the form is the court fee and the fixed costs for issuing the claim (as defined under the Civil Procedure Rules).
Costs are dealt with at the end and depending on who is successful in the case will indicate who pays costs to whom. They can’t simply add costs and interest along the way. It’s all meaningless although I suppose it does give an indication of any possible fees if your are not successful. Whatever the case, a judge will deal with costs at the end and consider whether costs are proportionate or not and they will have the say on the amount of costs.
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