Stretch v West Dorset District Council (2): CA 13 May 1999

A local authority resisting an appeal by a legally aided plaintiff could be awarded costs. The court should be careful not to depart from the wording of the Act, and an order did not depend upon any finding of wrongful behaviour by a party. The plaintiff had sought to exercise an option in a lease granted to him, but which option was ultra vires.
Times 20-May-1999, Gazette 26-May-1999, [1999] EWCA Civ 1409
Legal Aid Act 1974 18
England and Wales

Updated: 01 June 2021; Ref: scu.146324