Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 354 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Peter Gibson, Aldous and Tuckey LJJ

Representation Stafford Campbell (instructed by DKLL Solicitors) for the claimant.
  Robert Leonard (instructed by Engleharts, Hove) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 13 March 2002

Catchwords

Costs - Order for costs - Payment of costs by non-party - Circumstances in which non-party may be ordered to pay costs of proceedings - Proceedings being issued against claimant - Claimant applying for costs of proceedings to be paid by non-party - Judge refusing to order costs to be paid by non-party on grounds of commercial logic of proceedings - Whether judge correct.

The Case

A judge had been entitled to take into account the commercial logic of proceedings taken against a claimant when considering whether to order the costs of those proceedings to be paid by a non-party.

Practice Areas

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