Costs in Special Courts

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Most costs lawyers who draft bills spend the majority of their time dealing with matters in the County Courts or High Courts. Occasionally there may be an appeal to the Court of Appeal, but rarely will they come across costs in other courts unless there is a specialism in one of those areas. It will probably surprise most costs lawyers to see how differently matters are dealt with in jurisdictions such as tribunals, the Supreme Court and Court of Protection to name but three.

In this module, you will acquire an understanding of costs in arbitration, tribunals, Court of Protection, the Supreme Court, the Privy Council and the European Court of Justice.

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  1. Describe the procedure in relation to costs in arbitration proceedings
  2. Explain the costs assessment procedure in tribunals
  3. Evaluate the rules regarding costs appeals in tribunals
  4. Apply the rules relating to costs assessment and costs appeals in the Supreme Court, the Court of Protection and the Privy Council
  5. Apply the rules relating to costs assessment and costs appeals in the European Court, the ECJ and the ECtHR