Costs Abbreviations/Acronym’s Explained
PP – Paying party
RP – Receiving party
SCCO – Highest court in the land where even a first instance decision is binding on every other judge, ever*
DCC – Default Costs Certificate. Little point even getting one, even post 01.04.13 they are still being set aside willy nilly (another appeal I am currently running)
Precedent H – an excel spread sheet that doesn’t work, isn’t fit for purpose and obviously designed by someone who has never conducted litigation
DQ – Directions questionnaire. Also wrong. It states that the Precedent H budget should be attached. It shouldn’t. CPR states that budgets should be filed and served no less than 7 days before the first CMC (unless the Court Orders otherwise), not when serving and filing a DQ
PD – Practice Direction. Contrary to popular costs specialists opinions, these do exist. They are real.
Prop – Proportionality. The new buzz word in town. Note that there is no helpful PD to assist anyone when dealing with Prop.
* - Not actually true, but its what all costs draftsman/costs lawyers think
More to follow….