Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 411 (Nov)
Court: Chancery Division

Pumfrey J

Representation Gwilym Harbottle (instructed by GSC) for the applicant.
  Monty Palfrey (instructed by Parsons & Powell) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 27 November 2002


Costs - Award - Discretion - Discontinuance of committal application - Applicant's application for costs - Consideration of conduct of parties.

The Case

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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