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Beat v Devon CC and West & East Putford Primary School - Costs [2005] EAT

Mrs Beat was ordered to pay £10,000 costs as a result of bringing a claim which was misconceived and in some areas conducted unreasonably. The EAT reduces this to £5,000 as the tribunal making the award had failed to "stand back and balance [the context complained of] with other aspects of case so as to ensure" that the award was proportionate. This second stage had been omitted and costs therefore were wrongly assessed.

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