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Ilesanmi v Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice - tribunal's costs decision was open to it to make

It is not for an appeal court to reconsider the facts of a case where there is no error of law behind the factual findings of the lower tribunal.

Mrs Ilesanmi brought employment tribunal proceedings for race discrimination. At a preliminary hearing she had been ordered to pay a £100 deposit on the grounds of having no reasonable prospect of success; when she lost at the full hearing the tribunal took the view that the proceedings were misconceived and made a costs order of £5,000 against her. 

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