6. Under what circumstances does a taxing master tax down the cost?
In a taxation, costs will usually be allowed by taxing master if they are necessary or proper for the legal steps taken by the winning party. In a Bill of Costs, if there are excessive hourly rates charged by solicitor, excessive time spent on a particular work, or duplication of charges on same works (e.g. two lawyers attended the same conference with client), the taxing master may tax down the costs claimed.