Compulsory purchase – Costs. The proceedings related to an award of costs made in favour of the respondent rail operator in connection with the appellants' claim for compensation for compulsory purchase. The very modest success the appellants had achieved in the claim was not enough to displace the finding that the respondent was truly the successful party in the reference when viewed as a whole. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appellants' claim against an award of 80% of the respondent's costs incurred prior to the respondent's sealed offer.