The defendant, having succeeded at the crown court in reducing his ban for driving offences, now appealed a small order for costs in his favour.
Held: He was entitled to the just and reasonable costs of making the appeal. The award of andpound;150 instead of andpound;650 without giving reasons was wrong. No solicitor whether in London or otherwise would be expected to be available at that rate.
Dyson LJ, Walker J
 EWHC 1633 (Admin), Times 15-Aug-2006
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England and Wales
Updated: 22 March 2021; Ref: scu.243056