Practical Law may have moderated questions and answers before publication. No answer to a question is legal advice and no lawyer-client relationship is created between the person asking the question and the person answering it. Where appropriate, you should consult your own lawyer for legal advice. Practical Law's employees are not practising solicitors or barristers. The Ask scope and rules apply.
If the notice of commencement is served unsigned, are the detailed assessment proceedings valid and effective? And what happens if there is no "indemnity principle" certificate?
Resource type: Ask
Published on 15-Mar-2017
What is the position if Form N252 (Notice of commencement of assessment of bill of costs) has been served unsigned? Without the signature, has there been a valid and effective commencement of detailed assessment proceedings? Are you aware of any authority on this point? The N252 is accompanied by a signed bill of costs and supporting vouchers. The bill contains a certificate stating that it is both accurate and complete, and a certificate as to interest and payments. However, there is no specific certificate as to compliance with the indemnity principle.
Anonymous (Private practice)
Please click the button below if you have Practical Law enabled OnePass account. If you have forgotten your OnePass credentials click the button below to reset them.
Please enter your Practical Law username and password below if you do not have Practical Law enabled OnePass account.
Request a free trial
To access this resource and thousands more, register for a free, no-obligation trial of Practical Law. Register using the button below, telephone +44 (0)20 7202 1220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free trial will give you:
Unlimited access to Practical Law online know-how
Thousands of market standard documents and clauses
Daily alerts and weekly update e-mails on key legal developments in your practice area