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Nature of the hearing

The hearing will only be concerned with considering the items specified in the points of dispute, unless the court gives permission for other items to be considered (r 47.14(7)).

A party may vary his bill of costs, points of dispute or reply without seeking permission to do so, but the court may subsequently disallow the variation or permit it only upon conditions such as the payment of costs caused or wasted by the variation. If a party does vary any of these documents, he must file a copy of the documents showing the variations with the court and serve a copy on every party to the proceedings (PD 47, para 40.10).