Rules of reimbursement of the costs of legal proceedings

Aleksandra Dyszpit

The main rule is that costs of legal proceedings are reimbursed by the non-prevailing party. Additionally, only reasonable court costs incurred by the prevailing party shall be reimbursed. In some instances costs shall be reciprocally exclusive or proportionally shared or one of the parties may be obliged to reimburse all costs.

However, there are exemptions to the main rule mentioned above in the very beginning. According to first exemption, the court may – due to specially justified circumstances – charge the non-prevailing party with no costs at all or only a part of the costs.

According to another exemption, the court may charge the prevailing party with all costs if the defendant gave no reason to bring an action and admitted a claim at the initial procedural act.

Aleksandra Dyszpit