||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 411 (Nov)
||Gwilym Harbottle (instructed by GSC) for the applicant.
||Monty Palfrey (instructed by Parsons & Powell) for the respondent.
||27 November 2002
Costs - Award - Discretion - Discontinuance of committal application - Applicant's application for costs - Consideration of conduct of parties.
On the applicant company's application for permission to discontinue committal proceedings against the respondent and an order for costs in its favour, the court ordered that although both parties were to blame, the greater part of the blame was attributable to the respondent, and it should pay a quarter of the applicant's costs.
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