Butterworths Costs Service

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Butterworths Costs Service contains a complete statement and explanation of the law relating to contentious costs in civil proceedings, costs in criminal proceedings, non contentious costs, public funding and counsel's remuneration. The material is arranged in divisions corresponding to individual jurisdictions and each contains narrative, full texts of relevant source materials, full precedents of relevant bills of costs, practice directions and detailed cross-references.

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Issue 130, November 2020


The following Divisions have been reviewed and updated as necessary:

Division A Civil Litigation Costs

Division B Summary Assessment and Detailed Assessment

Division C Family Proceedings

Division F Supreme Court and Privy Council

Division K Civil Legal Aid and Public Funding

Division L Solicitors’ Remuneration

Division M Criminal Proceedings

Court Fees


Andrew Gordon-Saker , Costs Judge of the Supreme Court Costs Office Precedents editor
CJ Lethem , District Judge Editor
David Chalk , LLM, Head of Law University of Winchester and Consultant to LawAssist Editor
Master Jason Rowley Costs Judge Editor
Louise di Mambro , Registrar of the Supreme Court and Registrar of the Privy Council Editor
Nicholas Bacon QC , LLB (Hons) Editor
Peter T Hurst , LLB (Lond), Senior Costs Judge of the Supreme Court Costs Office Editor
Professor Mark Hill QC , Francis Taylor Building, Temple, London EC4Y 7BY Editor
Judge Simon Middleton Editor