Re C (a child) (Wasted Costs)

Family proceedings – Costs. The Family Division ordered the father's solicitors to contribute £1,250 or 25% of the assessed costs incurred by the mother regarding a hearing, whichever was the lesser sum. The father's solicitors had failed to act on the present occasion with the competence reasonably to be expected of ordinary members of the profession, and that justified a wasted costs order.