Legal Cost Specialists

Costs & Fees Encyclopaedia 2018-19

The Costs & Fees Encyclopaedia continues to expand year-by-year and the 2018-19 Edition runs to 551 pages.  (It rather optimistically describes itself as “portable” and suitable for a briefcase.  It is plainly a desktop reference guide.)

Pages 1-96 consist of the relevant costs provisions of the CPR and Practice Directions.

Pages 97-102 provides J-Code “cheat sheets”.

Pages 103-104 deals with fixed costs for solicitors and public authority deputies in Court of Protection work.

Pages 105-106 contain the Guideline Hourly Rates for Summary Assessment.

Pages 107-121 consist of the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) Rates: Extracts from the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013.

Pages 125-223 deals with Costs in Criminal Proceedings and includes:

  • Extract from National Taxing Team Guidelines
  • Extracts from the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013
  • Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding)
  • Witness Allowances in Criminal Proceedings
  • Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, Part 45: Costs
  • Costs Out of Central Funds
  • Inter Partes Costs in Criminal Proceedings
  • Practice Direction (Costs in Criminal Proceedings) 2015

Pages 225-226 includes Motor Mileage rates, VAT rates and IPT rates.

Pages 229-436 covers an electric mix including:

  • Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008
  • Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013
  • Consular Fees Order 2012
  • Coroners Allowances, Fees and Expenses Regulations 2013
  • Court of Protection Fees Order 2007
  • Crown Office Fees Order 2013
  • Damages-Based Agreement Regulations 2013
  • Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2017
  • Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008
  • First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011
  • First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Fees Order 2013
  • Gender Recognition (Application Fees) Order 2006
  • Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) Regulations 2014
  • Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016
  • Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018
  • Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) Order 2016
  • Insolvency Practitioners and Insolvency Services Account (Fees) Order 2003
  • Land Charges Fees Rules 1990
  • Land Registration Fee Order 2013
  • Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2017
  • Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) Regulations 2014
  • Magistrates Courts Fees Order 2008
  • Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2004
  • Oath Fees Order
  • Offers to Settle in Civil Proceedings Order 2013
  • Public Guardian (Fees etc) Regulations 2007
  • Public Record Office (Fees) Regulations 2017
  • Supreme Court Fees Order 2009
  • Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) Fees Order 2009

Pages 451-520 contain various case summaries from Costs Law Reports divided by topic.  This is the one section I continue to struggle to see the value of (see previous review),

Pages 523-549 contain the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

Pages 550-551 contain a list of relevant court forms.

The price, a modest £75.

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