Regina v William Greene: 11 Jan 1843

Relator proceedings were brought by an indigent plaintiff who had been procured to bring them by an attorney.
Lord Denman CJ said: ‘Nothing, however, is more certain than that this court has in several instances granted costs against persons who have made affidavits without being strictly parties, especially against attorneys, who are considered as being before the court, and, as its officers, bring cases to its notice . . We take the true rule to be that the court may adjudge from all circumstances who is the party, and give costs against any party, or against an attorney, if the affidavit of the person sought to be charged, or any affidavit produced by an attorney, shews good ground for imposing them upon them respectively.’


Lord Denman Cj


[1843] EngR 161, (1843) 4 QB 646, (1843) 114 ER 1042




England and Wales

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Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.305855