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A disposal hearing is a trial for the purposes of SIIIA Fixed costs

Bird v Acorn Group Ltd

[2016] EWCA Civ 1096

The Court of Appeal held that listing a claim for not just a trial still triggered the highest stage of SIIIA CPR 45 fixed costs for cases which leave the Portal.  A disposal was a trial for the purposes of fixed SIIIA costs.  There was no requirement for a case to go through all the stages in order.

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