About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Costs Orders - The Movie

If you like a good juicy costs judgment you'll love this (Hashem v Shayif & Ors [2009] 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.

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