“We won with an order for costs. All I have to do now is have the costs assessed and get the funds for our client. This should be quick and painless”. - Said no solicitor ever
Obtaining an assessment of costs is a notoriously time consuming and unsatisfying task for solicitors. David Jay's paper on the applicable principles relevant to the exercise of the Court’s discretion, "Gross Sum Costs Orders and the (NSW) Civil Procedure Act 2005" is now available online for download.