legal costs - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “legal costs”

legal costs

noun [plural]
 
 
( also legal expenses) LAW
the money that helps pay for the lawyers and the court in a legal case, usually paid by the person or organization that has lost the case: The company had to pay €138,000 in legal costs, after it admitted violating safety codes at two of its factories. Provision will have to be made for legal costs incurred as a result of the enquiry. The club was ordered by the High Court to pay over £500,000 legal costs.pay/award/cover legal costs Insurance policies do not always cover legal costs. Who is responsible for the legal costs of the case? The court ruled that she pay her former personal assistant $14,200 in damages and legal costs.
(Definition of legal costs from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of legal costs?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “legal costs”

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More