A wasted costs order must specify the amount payable when it is made. It is not open to a judge to go back later and amend the order to correct the defect, and particularly not to do so by awarding a sum greater than the amount claimed. In this case in any event, the award had been at best borderline, the costs incurred had contributed to the swifter disposal of the case.
Gazette 02-Sep-1999, Times 12-Aug-1999
England and Wales
Costs, Legal Professions, Criminal Practice
Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.81933