Abbreviations/Acronyms Explained (2)
DAH – Detailed Assessment Hearing. Normally a free for all, where he who shouts loudest and longest wins.
PoC – Particulars of Claim.
SSD – Schedule of Special Damages.
N252 – Notice of Commencement. The form that you serve your Bill of Costs under.
N251 – Notice of Funding (NoF). Your best friend or worst enemy depending upon whether its been filed and served.
DCFA Lite – My favourite type of retainer. Discounted Conditional Fee Agreement Lite. You pay your solicitor something regardless of the outcome of the case. If you win, you pay more – including a success fee. However the solicitor limits what you pay to what is agreed/recovered/awarded from the PP (see previous post). A very clever invention that moves up (and down) in fees without breaching the Indemnity Principle.
Retro – Retrospective. You can also have a Retro DCFA Lite. Not retro in terms of style (typed on a typewriter, faintly smelling of cigarettes and seen on the set of Mad Men), but retrospective to a specific point in time or ‘first instruction’.