RL and others v London Borough of Croydon

Costs – Assessment. In assessing costs, the object of the judicial review proceedings in the present case had not been to secure an assessment under s 17 of the Children Act 1989, but to secure it sooner than it was feared would otherwise be the case. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, accordingly, held that it could not be said that the appellants had been 'successful' and therefore entitled to their costs following a consent order.

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