Finglands Coachways Ltd v O'Hare (a protected party by his sister and litigation friend Ms Portia Crees)

Costs – Assessment. The applicant coach company had been a defendant in a personal injury action and had its costs assessed on a detailed basis. It applied for permission to appeal on the basis that the judge had misapplied CPR 44 of the old version of the rules. The Queen's Bench Division held that in assessing costs, a court could consider on an item by item basis whether a particular item of costs was proportionate and necessary even if costs were proportionate on a global basis. Permission to appeal was refused.

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