20th Feb 2023

Indemnity costs / Standard costs

Good to get, horrid to pay: Indemnity costs are awarded where the court disapproves of the way that a case has been conducted. It is likely to involve making a payment to the other side of a high proportion of their total legal bills (perhaps up to 95%). If a costs order is made (an order that one contributes to the legal costs incurred by the other) this is likely to be a Standard costs order and likely to involve a payment of between, say, 65% and 85% of the actual costs incurred.