The court found no reason why the courts should apportion costs on a case in accordance with the degree of fault found in a collision giving rise to a claim. Judges: Aikens J Citations:  EWHC 1880 (Admlty), Times 20-Oct-2008 Links: Bailii Statutes: Civil Procedure Rules 44.3(2)(a) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Transport, Costs, Civil Procedure … Continue reading Maritime Inc (Krysia) v Intership Ltd: Adct 1 Aug 2008
When a claimant commenced litigating several issues, but succeeded only on some of the them, the rule allowing an award of costs to the generally successful party was not dependent upon questions of whether the party was reasonable to have raised them. The reasonableness of pursuing a point was not necessarily relevant. The sub-paragraph was … Continue reading Stocznia Gdanska SA v Latvian Shipping Company and Others: ComC 25 May 2001
The applicant publisher said that the finding against it of breach of confidence and the system of success fees infringed it Article 10 rights to freedom of speech. It had published an article about a model’s attendance at Narcotics anonymous meetings. Held: The finding of a breach of confidence against the applicant amounted to an … Continue reading MGN Limited v United Kingdom: ECHR 18 Jan 2011
A copyright infringement case had been settled, but the court was to quantify and apportion costs. Some andpound;700,000 having been spent when the damages amounted to andpound;10,000.
Held: Denne did not oust the court’s jurisdiction to hear . .
The parties had litigated the sale of land free of restrictive covenants.
Held: The rule that a party was entilted to its costs of defending an action under the Act for the discharge of a covenant at least as far as was necessary for it to . .
The court considered the effect on costs orders of a refusal to take part in alternate dispute resolution procedures. The defendant Trust had refused to take the dispute to a mediation. In neither case had the court ordered or recommended ADR. Held: If the parties (or at least one of them) remain intransigently opposed to … Continue reading Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust etc: CA 11 May 2004