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Vaughan v London Borough Of Lewisham & Ors - EAT upholds costs order of around £60,000

Costs order is intended to be compensatory and does not normally follow the event: however where a claim is misconceived and continuing the claim is unreasonable an order may be made under Rule 40(3) ET Rules 2004

Following an unsuccessful 20 day hearing Ms Vaughan was ordered to pay one third of the respondents' (the Council and others) costs (estimated at around £260,000, although the EAT estimated Ms Vaughan's eventual contribution to be in the region of £60,000), to be assessed in the county court. Ms Vaughan appealed against that order.

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