EXCEPTIONS TO THE FIXED COSTS REGIME: ANOTHER EXAMPLE
Yesterday we looked the case of Lloyd 2 Sisters Poultry Ltd (Costs)  EW Misc 18 HHJ in relation to exceptional circumstances and fixed costs. Bailli has another example in the case of Crompton v Meadowcroft (Costs)  EW Misc 20.
“It is right that the nature of a fixed costs regime does mean that one has to look closely at the circumstances of any particular case if exceptionality is being argued, but here I am satisfied that there was sufficient exceptionality to overcome the threshold, and I’m satisfied that the claimant’s application should succeed.”
The Deputy District Judge was considering the issue of whether there were exceptional circumstances that meant the case should go outside the fixed costs regime.