If you like a good juicy costs judgment you'll love this (Hashem v Shayif & Ors  EWHC 864 (Fam) (17 April 2009)). More twists and turns than a Hollywood blockbuster and a cast almost as big.
Although I don't generally aspire to read costs judgments (or any judgments at all) on a bank holiday Monday this is actually surprisingly interesting and informative, and deals with a number of points arising from costs issues involving third parties (family company and and the children of the family) arising from both ancillary relief proceedings and related Chancery proceedings, costs orders against one party that he should pay the costs of the other party incurred in other litigation, and costs orders where the paying party is publicly funded.
If you’re going to complain about the family justice system, get your facts right - It’s a seemingly innocuous sub-section of the Children Act, and one that you could easily overlook. I am referring to section 2(4) which states: “The rule ...
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