Suggested answers to self-test questions

Assessment of Costs Proceedings

Question 1: What form is generally used for a summary assessment of costs?

An N260 is used for a summary assessment of costs after an interim hearing and for fast track trials.

Question 2: When must a Detailed Assessment commence?

Within three months of the date of judgment or order. The time limit is missed there are sanctions on interest and possibly actual costs that can be levied by the court (CPR 47.7).