The following table details the number of claimants, who in a successful claim, were awarded costs and the average sum awarded per case for each of the last five years. The information relates only to costs awarded and does not include awards of compensation where a claim has been successful. In addition, the information does not include preparation time orders, in respect of time spent by a party carrying out preparatory work directly relating to the proceedings or conduct of the hearing, made as a consequence of, for example, the postponement of a hearing, or wasted cost orders made against a representative. These details are not available in current management information systems and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.
Costs awarded for 2007-08 are not yet available as the data are being validated before publication.
Number of applicants awarded Average award (£) 2006-07 166 2,079 2005-06 148 2,256 2004-05 281 1,828 2003-04 332 1,859 2002-03 307 1,524
Number of applicants awarded
Average award (£)