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Costs Orders in Financial Proceedings: The Holistic Approach
Date:1 JUN 2011

Mark Harrop

Solicitor, Collyer Bristow

With all the talk about the changes introduced by the new Family Procedure Rules 2010 it is easy to forget that there are elements of earlier rule changes which are still being worked out by the courts. In particular, it is only in the last year or so that case reports have been published in which costs orders have been made in accordance with r 2.71 of the 1991 Rules. As these rules have been translated almost verbatim into the new rules it is worth taking a look at how judges have gone about making those orders and whether they have done so in a manner consistent with the spirit of the ‘no order for costs' principle.

To read the rest of this article, see June [2011] Family Law journal.

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