Co-Operative Bank Plc v Phillips

Costs – Order for costs. The claimant bank withdrew proceedings for possession against P. A dispute arose as to whether costs should be paid by the bank on the standard basis or the indemnity basis. The Chancery Division held that, on the evidence, the bank had not acted for a collateral purpose that had been beyond its abilities, and its proceedings had not been an abuse of the process of the court. Consequently, costs would be awarded on the standard basis.

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