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September 11, 2023

Important changes to the fixed recoverable costs regime

From 1 October 2023 important changes will take place to the fixed recoverable costs regime, which affects the costs that can be claimed by the winning party in civil litigation.

The changes introduce predetermined fixed costs that can be recovered by victorious parties, which, in most cases, will be lower than those currently available.

The recoverable costs will be based on the value of a claim with claims categorised as follows:

What are the key changes to the recoverable costs regime?

Intermediate track

The main change to look out for is the introduction of an intermediate track from 1 October 2023 for claims valued between £25,001 to £100,000. The intermediate track will remove less complex claims from the multi-track.

In addition, the court will allocate fast track and intermediate track claims to one of four complexity bands. The band assigned will determine the costs that are recoverable.

Other changes

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