Goodson v HM Coroner for Bedfordshire and Luton and Another (No 2): CA 12 Oct 2005

The applicant intended to appeal refusal of her challenge to the verdict of the coroner. For the first time at appeal she sought a protective costs order.
Held: The Corner House case established that a request for a protective costs order could only be approved if the applicant had no private interest in the outcome of the case. This was consistent with the requirement to have standing for judicial review. Allowing some flexibility in the rule there was no overwhelming public interest in having this issue determined. Application for protective costs order refused.


Ward, Chadwick, Moore-Bick LJJ


Times 01-Nov-2005, [2005] EWCA Civ 1172




England and Wales


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CitedBritish Columbia (Minister of Forests) v Okanagan Indian Band 2003
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CitedTakoushis, Regina (on the Application of) v HM Coroner for Inner North London Admn 16-Dec-2004
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CitedRegina v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs ex parte Rees-Mogg Admn 30-Jul-1993
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The respondent appealed from orders made as to the conduct of an investigation into an attempted suicide in prison. The judge had severely criticised the appellant’s treatment of the case.
Held: The appeal failed. The court recited the . .
CitedEweida v British Airways plc CA 16-Oct-2009
Appeal against refusal of protective costs order. The claimant said that she had been discriminated against when she was refused permission to wear her christian cross with her uniform. . .
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Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.231061