Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 49 (Jan)
Court: Chancery Division

Briggs J

Representation Stephen Auld QC and Jonathan Caplan (instructed by Mischon De Reya) for the claimant.
  James Aldridge (instructed by Harbottle & Lewis) for the first defendant.
  Tom Weisselberg (instructed by Byrne & Partners) for the second defendant.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2008


Costs - Security for costs - Company - Unlimited company - Whether court having jurisdiction to make order - CPR Pt 25(13)(c).

The Case

Part 25(13)(c) of the CPR plainly contemplated security for costs to be ordered against any corporate body anywhere. Security was ordered to be paid by the claimants in the instant case on the basis that, on the evidence, there was a significant danger that the companies would not pay a costs award that might be made against them.

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