Blakey v Latham: 1889

The court considered its power to award of set-off as between the costs in an action and the award of damages to the other party. ‘How can any solicitor possibly have an equity against B to make B pay costs which B is ordered to pay to A when B cannot recover from A the costs which A is ordered to pay B? How can any solicitor have an equity to make B pay instead of setting them off? If this matter were free from authority I should say it is the most extraordinary equity I have ever heard of.’


Kay J


(1889) 41 Ch D 518

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CitedSonia Burkett, Regina (on the Application of) v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham CA 15-Oct-2004
The appellant challenged an order for costs after dismissal of her application for judicial review of the respondent’s planning decision. The claimant had been granted legal aid at about the time of the bringing in of the new legal aid scheme. The . .
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Litigation Practice, Costs

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.216502