SENIOR COURTS COSTS OFFICE
Royal Courts of Justice
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MR SHARPLES for and on behalf of the Defendant
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a. I award a sum equivalent to ten per cent of the costs assessed. That is a figure of £13,000-odd.
b. I award interest on the costs assessed at eight per cent from the day of the judgment, the day of the award for costs. That was 7 January 2015.
c. I order the Defendant to pay the Claimantís costs of detailed assessment up to 27 July 2015 on the standard basis.
d. I order the Defendant to pay the Claimantís costs of detailed assessment from 27 July on the indemnity basis.
e. Lastly, I want to award interest on item (i) and on the costs of assessment (items three and four) at eight per cent starting from today.
ďAs we have already stated, the fundamental question is whether it has been shown by the unsuccessful party that the successful party unreasonably refused to agree to mediation.Ē