Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 48 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Thorpe LJ and Bodey J

Representation Heather Pope for the grandmother.
  Indira Ramsahoye for the mother.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002


Costs - Order for costs - Family proceedings - Wardship proceedings - Judge ordering that grandmother pay 50% of mother's costs in respect of two interlocutory hearings - Whether judge in error.

The Case

In wardship proceedings in respect of two girls, a judge had not erred in ordering that their grandmother pay 50% of their mother's costs in respect of two interlocutory hearings, on the basis that the hearings had been occasioned by the grandmother's failure to put the children's interest first.

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