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Highvogue Ltd and Morris v Davies - Wasted costs orders and how to incur them [2007] EAT

Ms Davies not only won her discrimination claim against Highvogue but the employment tribunal made a wasted costs order in her favour against Highvogue's solicitor. His firm had prepared inadequate witness statements and failed to disclose documents; the solicitor had suddenly raised the statutory defence right at the end of the hearing; he made an allegation of bias which was not pursued but which caused an adjournment; and his cross-examination was "prolix, irrelevant in places and oppressive to the Claimant". All of this caused the hearing to take longer than it should.

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