Views from the panel discussion at the Association of Costs Lawyers’ Annual Conference:
Master Campbell – late service of Replies, if they are helpful to the Court, may be allowed in.
Master Gordon-Saker – Replies are “rarely helpful”.
Regional Costs Judge Besford – Replies served late in provisional assessment cases might not be considered by the Court.
Master Hurst – Replies served late could be in difficulties without an application for permission.