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Cook v Building Research Establishment Ltd - costs order should not have been made where not unreasonable to pursue claims

It was not appropriate to make a costs order where it was not unreasonable for the Claimant to have pursued claims for statutory and contractual redundancy in ET and withdrawn them at a late stage

Mr Cook was employed by BRE as a project officer and was dismissed after 19 years' service, allegedly for capability although Mr Cook argued the true reason was redundancy. He withdrew his claims for contractual and statutory redundancy and was ordered to pay £10,000 towards the company's legal costs.

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