CIVIL PROCEDURE BACK TO BASICS 81: THE SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF COSTS: AVOIDING PROBLEMS

Over the years we have seen a major difference in judicial responses to a failure to have a schedule of costs at a relevant hearing.  Some judges are forgiving, some simply order no – or minimal – costs.   In SRA…

ALLEGATIONS OF DISHONESTY LEAD TO INDEMNITY COSTS AGAINST THE DEFENDANT: THE HIGH RISK STRATEGY OF BUILDING HIGH WALLS ON LOW FOUNDATIONS

In the previous post I reported on the decision in Kilbey -v- Arien Contractors  Ltd (KilbeyJudgment)  and noted that there had been an award of indemnity costs against the defendant. I am grateful to barrister Hannah Godfrey for sending me…