Passing Thought

The automatic right to an oral Cost Committee hearing disappeared in the mid noughties. After that date cost appeals go to individual ICAs sitting in camera. The experience of this is patchy and we have a plethora of examples of inconsistent and perverse decisions.

By comparison we have succeeded in persuading the single ICA to put the appeal to a 3-member panel on just 3 occasions in the intervening decade. In each of these our client has had, and has been seen to have, a thoroughly fair hearing. Also in all 3, the outcome has been one with which they were equally content.

Anecdotal I grant you but interesting nonetheless.

More to follow on the detail of the last 2 in the near future.

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