*R (on the application of Bar Standards Board) v Disciplinary Tribunal of the Council of the Inns of Court

Costs – Litigant in person. The Bar Standards Board sought judicial review of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Council of the Inns of Court's decision awarding the interested party non-practising barrister costs. The Divisional Court held that the application of CPR 48.6 should have led to the conclusion that the interested party had not been entitled to charge for the expenditure of her own professional skill and judgment. However, the CPR were not even persuasive. Accordingly, the interested party's expenditure of her own time and skill could be compensated, and was assessed at £60 per hour.

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