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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.