On 22 March, the SCCO released a further notice in relation to the ongoing delays with assessments.
In summary, turnaround at present is as follows:
- Costs Officers are currently being assigned bills of costs received in or after late September.
- The Admin Team are processing the return of assessed bills received back from the Cost Officers in the last week of February.
- New filings for assessment received in late January are being considered.
- Certificate request filings received in mid-March are being received and actioned as acknowledgement of the requests to receive payment before the end of the financial year.
The SCCO have requested that enquiries about the progress of bills which supported paperwork was submitted around or after late September and any e-filings that have not been accepted/rejected that were submitted after late January are limited to aid in the efforts to focus on the reduction of the backlog.
Please see the link below for the full notice released: