Articles tagged Costs
We had noted City of Westminster v Man  EWCA Civ 236 when it was a permission to appeal hearing. Just a bit late, we have found the outcome. The issue was whether an interim costs order, on an application I think, was payable where proceedings as a whole had been stayed under [...]
Now, this is a bit of an oddity. Mohammadi v Shellpoint Trustees Ltd & Anor  EWHC 1098 (Ch) was an appeal from the Supreme Court Costs Office. It concerned when a person should have the protection from liability for costs under s.17 Legal Aid Act 1988.
Mrs Mohammadi was a leaseholder who had pursued a [...]
Mendes & Anor v Southwark LBC (2009) CA (Civ Div) 24/03/09 [not on Bailii], is a useful case for those representing JR claimants. The report is on Lawtel.
Southwark had made an erroneous decision on Mr Mendes’ eligibility for housing assistance under Part VII. Mr Mendes applied for permission for judicial review. Before the matter went [...]
I’d managed to miss this one somehow, so thanks to the Garden Court bulletin of August for mentioning it.
R (Dumbaya) v Lewisham LBC  EWHC 1852 (Admin) was the end point of a rather messy sounding set of proceedings. The Claimant had been accommodated under s.193 HA 1996, owed the main housing duty. She was [...]
Birmingham City Council v Lee  EWCA Civ 891 concerns claimant’s costs incurred while following the disrepair pre-action protocol.
It is not uncommon for a landlord to do repairs after an early notification letter, or letter of claim, but pre issue (not that common, but not uncommon). This leaves the claim as for damages only. Where [...]