(1) A party on whom a costs statement is served may, within 21 days after being served, object to any item in the statement by serving a notice of objection on the party serving the statement.
(2) The notice of objection must—(a) number each objection; and(b) give the number of each item in the costs statement to which the party objects; and(c) for each objection—concisely state the reasons for the objection identifying any issue of law or fact the objector contends a costs assessor should consider in order to make a decision in favour of the objector.
(3) The reasons for objection may be in abbreviated note form but must be understandable without further explanation.
(4) If the same objection applies to consecutive or nearly consecutive items in a costs statement, the notice need not separately state the reasons for objecting to each of the items.
(5) Also, if there are a number of associated items, the objection may be in the form of an objection to a common issue related to the associated items.