Hall and others v Stone: CA 18 Dec 2007

The claimants appealed against a reduction in their costs awards after succeeding in their claims arising from road traffic incidents. The judge had awarded them only 60% of their costs and they appealed submitting that there was no reason why they should not get 100%.
Held: The appeal succeeded. It was the defendant insurers allegations of fraud which had inevitably lead to the cases being allocated to the multitrack with the increased costs. The judge had found the claims to be innocently inflated, but not dishonest. The first two claimants had won on the main issue fought out over four days as to whether the claims were dishonest and they beat any offer that had ever been made. It was unfair to allocate full responsibility for the allocation to the mutitrack to the claimants.


Waller LJ VP, Smith LJ, Lloyd LJ


[2007] EWCA Civ 1354




Civil Procedure Rules 44.3


England and Wales


CitedDevine v Franklin QBD 2002
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CitedPainting v University of Oxford CA 3-Feb-2005
The claimant had sought damages for personal injuries, namely injury to her back. Though she was found to have exaggerated her claim, she still recovered more than had been paid in. The defendant appealed a costs order based solely on the size of . .

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CitedGregson v Hussein, CIS Insurance CA 9-Feb-2010
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Costs, Personal Injury

Updated: 12 July 2022; Ref: scu.262878