Haigh v Westminster Magistrates' Court

Costs – Criminal law. The Divisional Court made consequential orders following an earlier judgment dismissing the claimant's application for judicial review, which had challenged a decision dismissing his application for summonses to be issued so that he could bring a private prosecution and ordering him to pay costs. The claimant had sought to bring the private prosecution after he had been detained in prison in Dubai for alleged fraud. Among other things, the court held that the claimant should be required to pay the interested parties' costs on the indemnity basis, but that the interested parties would not be able to recover their pre-permission costs.

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