What are disbursements?

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Posted on: July 6th, 2021 by Elena Kostova

Disbursements are distinct from the legal costs incurred on hourly/ fixed costs basis by your legal representative and are fees incurred on your behalf to a third party in pursuance of your legal claim for example:

  • Land registry fees
  • Medical, surveyor, forensic accountant or other expert report fees
  • Court fees (based on various financial criteria it may be possible for a remission of Court fees to be obtained on your behalf reducing or potentially completely remitting the fee)
  • Medical or other records fees

Also separate from the solicitor’s fees are also any Counsel’s fees incurred for drafting of opinion, preparation of documents or other work undertaken by a barrister.