1.—(1) The amount of costs to be allowed shall (subject to any order of the Court) be in the discretion of the Registrar.
(2) In exercising his discretion the Registrar shall have regard to all the relevant circumstances, and in particular to —
the complexity of the item or of the cause or matter in which it arises and the difficulty or novelty of the questions involved;
the skill, specialised knowledge and responsibility required of, and the time and labour expended by, the solicitor;
the number and importance of the documents (however brief) prepared or perused;
the place and circumstances in which the business involved is transacted;
the urgency and importance of the cause or matter to the client; and
where money or property is involved, its amount or value.
2.—(1) The bill of costs must set out sufficient information that will enable the Registrar to have regard to the matters referred to in rule 1(2) and shall comply with such requirements and contain such information as may be laid down or specified in any practice directions for the time being issued by the Registrar.
(2) Where attendances, telephone conversations and correspondence are concerned, it shall be sufficient to state only the number of such attendances, telephone calls and correspondence, and, where possible, the total number of hours of such attendances and telephone calls.
(3) Where costs have already been awarded for any of the events set out, this fact and the amount awarded must be indicated.
(4) The bill must also contain a succinct narrative of the legal and factual issues involved.
(5) The bill may also contain the lists of authorities cited, indicating, where possible, those cited in the judgment of the Court.
(6) Work done in the cause or matter includes work done in connection with the negotiation of a settlement.