The Civil Procedure Rules Committee has just decided that use of the proposed electronic bill of costs will become mandatory in the Senior Courts Costs Office from 1st October 2017. It has not however been decided as yet when the new bill format will apply in courts other than the SCCO.
This decision is subject to ministerial approval, but it is anticipated that the CPR will be revised to reflect this rule change in the update due to be published in July.
At Aestima, we are confident that we have the IT and costs expertise necessary to guarantee as smooth a transition as is possible to the utilisation of an electronic Bill format, in order to protect the best interests of our clients.
Please feel free to contact us on 01268 572320 to speak to a member of our team if you have any queries at this stage or if you require any assistance going forward.