Simply Sloppy; Out Of The Norm No

The case of Swift v Brake & Ors [2020] EWHC 2416 (Ch) elbowed its way into the Bailii listings this month with some interesting comments on indemnity costs.

It was interesting to note the Court dishing out criticism in respect of “an inefficient resolution of this part of the litigation.“.

Without going into the litigation itself I am just going to flag up the question of costs.

The second and third respondents submitted that certain costs ought to be paid on the indemnity basis by Mr Swift, the Applicant, in respect of a strike out application.

The applicant was ordered to pay a portion of costs but then came consideration of the indemnity point.

The Court had this to record: