Gooday v Gooday: CA 1968

The court considered whether it was appropriate to order a contribution to costs from a legally aided party.
Held: Although the judge was correct that the wife should not have persisted in bringing a hopeless case against the husband, the 1949 Act also required him to consider the means of all the parties, and the order for andpound;200 was more than was reasonable in the circumstances.


Diplock LJ


[1968] 3 All ER 611


Legal Aid Act 1949 2(2)(c)


England and Wales

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CitedFowler De Pledge (A Firm) v Smith CA 20-May-2003
The appellant sought two permissions to appeal. Having at one stage been legally aided in proceedings, a claim for his solicitors costs had been compromised. The court records were imperfect. It was not clear whether a circuit judge sitting as a . .
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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.182738