When are the costs of representation at an inquest recoverable in subsequent civil proceedings?

In  Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service v Veevers [2020] EWHC 2550 (Comm) HHJ Pearce considered whether the cost of legal representation at an inquest was recoverable in principle from the Defendant at the conclusion of a successful civil claim. The Defendant had  written to the Claimant in open correspondence that the claims would be dealt with, “on a full basis”, but that they were not in a position to consider making an admission of liability.