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At the first hearing the judge asked me what my expenses were, and I claimed for parking fees and preparation time, and I received the money from the other side.
At the second hearing, I informed the judge that I would not be claiming costs due to the minimal time involved.
The other side mentioned "costs in case" which I did not put any importance on because I was successful aat the hearing.
Maybe I was naive
The costs went to 60% because of the conduct of the defendant.
During the run up to the trial he was making allegations of fraud and theft against me.
In the summing up at the end of the trail the judge made it quite clear that his allegations were unfounded, and made a point that he believed my version of the events against the defendants. He also commented on the fact that I was a "highly credible witness".
Not that this did me any good as the case was dismissed under previous case law, the main point being that I presented my claim for the money owed in too simplistic a manner, whereby I could not prove to the penny what the defendant owed me.
This case revolves around a single building which has ongoing liabilities which he still refuses to meet his share of.
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Up to now I have received a Statement of Costs (Summary Assesment)
After your advice I have read CPR47 and I am not going to go down the Detailed Assessment route, I will make them a "take it or leave offer" fo £15000 and let them know the money is available for 48hours if they decide not to tkae the offer then we will go down the detailed assessment route.