Behaviour at mediation attracting a costs order

COSTS – costs of an abortive mediation – where mediation was court ordered – where the plaintiffs did not attend the mediation – where the plaintiffs did not notify the defendants – costs awarded to the defendants In the Matter of Staway Pty Limited (In Liquidation)...

Costs for self represented litigants

Bechara trading as Bechara and Company v Bates [2016] NSWCA 294 On 27 May 2016 the Court dismissed Ms Bechara’s amended summons seeking leave to appeal from a judgment and orders of Adamson J made on 29 October 2015. Ms Bechara was not present at the hearing of the...

Costs on discontinuation

Hopoate v National Rugby League Limited [2016] NSWSC 1029 Legal principles A plaintiff who discontinues proceedings must ordinarily pay the costs of the party against which the discontinued claim was brought, unless the court otherwise orders: UCPR r 42.19(2). This...

    Insurance Australia Ltd t/a NRMA Insurance v Milton [2016] NSWCA 156 LEEMING and SIMPSON JJA: We agree that the appeal must be dismissed with costs for the reasons given by Basten JA. We wish to add some observations concerning the costs of this appeal....