25 January, 2012
Filed UnderLegal Costs
I mentioned the other day the fact that the court hearing fee is refundable in whole or in part where a matter settles a certain number of days before the hearing.
I am grateful to Murray Heining for reminding me of the other schoolboy error to watch out for. This is the fact that the listing fee, and therefore also the hearing fee, is payable once only in the same proceedings. This is the case even where there has been a split trial ordered on liability and quantum. This may not stop certain courts from asking for the fee twice but, if a claimant is silly enough to pay again, that is no reason to recover two sets of fees on assessment.