Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 143 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Dyson MR, Davis and Treacy LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Robert Marven for the claimant.
  Boyd Morwood (instructed by Clyde & Co) for the insurer.
Judgment Dates: 9 October 2012


Costs - Order for costs - Discretion - Claimant being successful at trial - Judge criticising preparation of claimant's case - Second defendant insurer seeking reflection of criticisms of claimant's case in order for costs - Judge ordering insurer to pay claimant's costs on a detailed assessment - Judge making order that costs judge consider issue of conduct of claimant's case - Insurer appealing - Insurer submitting judge failing to give reasons for order.

The Case

Costs Order for costs. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, upheld a costs order which had been challenged for lack of reasoning because it had been clear that the appellant insurer could not have been in doubt as to the reasons for the order made.

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