Individual Homes Ltd v Macbream Investments Ltd: ChD 23 Oct 2002

The claimant had in the course of proceedings obtained an order requiring an employee of the third party to attend as a witness. That third party now sought to be joined so as to claim its costs.
Held: The Act and the rules allowed the court to make an order for costs against a party in favour of a third party. The claimant should pay their reasonable costs.


Alan Steinfeld QC


Times 14-Nov-2002, Gazette 28-Nov-2002


Supreme Court Act 1981 51, Civil Procedure Rules 48.2


England and Wales


CitedAiden Shipping Co Ltd v Interbulk Ltd (The ‘Vimeira’) HL 1986
Wide Application of Costs Against Third Party
A claim had been made against charterers by the ship owners, and in turn by the charterers against their sub-charterers. Notice of motion were issued after arbitration awards were not accepted. When heard, costs awards were made, which were now . .
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Costs, Civil Procedure Rules

Updated: 21 June 2022; Ref: scu.178143