||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 198 (Oct)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Potter, Chadwick LJJ and Wall J
||Michael Barnes QC (instructed by Rowe & Maw) for the claimant.
||Guy Roots QC and Robert Walton (instructed by Ashurst Morris Crisp) for the defendant.
||15 October 2002
Compulsory acquisition of land - Compensation - Claim - Costs - Principles to be applied to award of costs.
The Civil Procedure Rules had no application in proceedings before the Lands Tribunal. If as a result of applying the principles of ordinary litigation to the hearing of compensation references the tribunal adopted a practice of ready departure from the principle that the successful claimant was entitled to his costs in the absence of a special reason to the contrary, that would involve a change to the approach which had previously and properly been adopted in compensation reference cases.
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