EMW Law LLP v Halborg

Practice – Costs. In assessing the costs of a defendant's failed summary judgment application, a master had refused to treat the claimant limited liability partnership of solicitors as a litigant in person, and therefore, to limit its recoverable costs. In dismissing the defendant's appeal, the Chancery Division held that the word 'person' in para (v) of CPR 46.5(6)(b) was to be construed as referring to a natural person only and accordingly, the partnership was not a litigant in person for the purpose of the costs assessment.

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