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Bloomsburry Family law


Poll result

Almost two-thirds of Solicitors Journal readers think the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill is drafted too widely and potentially protects too many groups.

CIBC Mellon Trust Co v Stoltzenberg [2005] EWCA Civ 628

There was no reason in principle why the court should not make a costs order against a shareholder if he funded, controlled and directed litigation by the company in order to promote or protect his own financial interest. On the facts, the judge had been wrong to conclude that a claimant had pursued costs assessment proceedings for tactical reasons only and he had accordingly exercised his discretion on whether a third party should pay the costs of costs assessment proceedings on a false basis.