16.—(1) Subject to regulation 17, the court will assess a person’s legal expenses on the standard basis.
(2) The court must give effect to—
(a)any provision made in the recovery order for the purpose of enabling the person to meet his reasonable legal expenses of civil recovery proceedings; and
(b)subject to sub-paragraph (a), the terms of any exclusion made for the purpose of enabling that person to meet those legal expenses (including the required conditions).
(3) In paragraph (1), “the standard basis” has the meaning given in—
(a)CPR rule 44.4 in relation to proceedings in England and Wales;
(b)RSC (NI) Order 62 rule 12 in relation to proceedings in Northern Ireland.