Do fixed costs continue to apply if a claimant is entitled to costs on the indemnity basis? I am grateful to Gordon Exall’s Civil Litigation Brief for highlighting two conflicting decisions on this issue. This is now apparently due to be heard by the Court of Appeal in February.
Something has gone seriously wrong with the drafting of the rules that it can be anything other than 100% clear as to when fixed costs applies. It makes a mockery of the certainty that such a regime is designed to create.