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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Course Aims:

This mini-series aims to explore the possibility of obtaining a cost order that reflects the various ups and downs, successes and losses throughout the litigation. Part 1 focuses on the leading authorities that practitioners should be familiar with which set out the principles to be applied when awarding costs.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the basis of the court's powers as regards costs;
  • Understand the relevance of conduct to the award of costs;
  • Know what is included in the head of 'conduct';
  • The types of cost orders the court can make;
  • Understand the importance of the distinction between an issues based approach to costs and an issues based order for costs;
  • Understand the importance of conduct and the degree of success in awarding costs and the relationship between these factors;
  • Be aware of the key cases which set out the principles for an award of costs;
  • Know how to identify the overall winner of the litigation;
  • Know the authority for when it will be appropriate to seek an issues based cost order.
Level:
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Procedural
Sources and References:
  • CPR 44.3;
  • Johnsey Estates (1990) Ltd v Secretary Of State For Environment [2001] EWCA Civ 535;
  • Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 2220 (TCC);
  • Summit Property Ltd. v Pitmans (a firm) [2001] EWCA Civ 2020;
  • Carver v BAA Plc [2008] EWCA Civ 412.
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This mini-series aims to explore the possibility of obtaining a cost order that reflects the various ups and downs, successes and losses throughout the litigation. Part 1 focuses on the leading authorities that practitioners should be familiar with which set out the principles to be applied when awarding costs.

Podcast added: 14/05/12

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