197. Basis of assessment

(1) Where the Court is to assess the amount of costs it will assess those costs on the standard basis or on the indemnity basis.
(2) Where the Court makes an order about costs without indicating the basis on which the costs are to be assessed or it makes an order for costs to be assessed on a basis other than the standard or indemnity basis, the costs will be assessed on the standard basis.
(3) A practice direction may set out the circumstances in which a costs order is deemed to have been made on the standard basis.