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Costs Officer Role

The Costs Officer is an authorised officer with delegated authority from the Chief Registrar who conducts the assessment process in relation to all Legal Aid bills of costs submitted for payment. He is not based in the Legal Aid Administration Office, being separately located within the General Registry.

Assessment is a rigorous examination of the work that has been undertaken and claimed by an Advocate prior to payment being authorised.

The process involves an examination of a fully itemised list of work against the Advocates file of papers. This is to ensure that the work claimed is necessary, reasonable and within the scope, conditions and limitations of the Legal Aid Certificate.

The Costs Officer

Costs Section

Isle of Man Courts of Justice

Deemster’s Walk

Bucks Road


Isle of Man. IM1 3AR

Telephone:+44 1624 685977

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