This book is intended to assist practitioners navigating the non-party costs jurisdiction. Non-party costs orders have become increasingly prevalent since the court's power to make them was confirmed in 1986. Though judges have a wide discretion in this regard, the jurisprudence that has developed on this topic offers important guidance as to its exercise.
The principles that have underpinned the making of non-party costs orders generally are introduced in part one. Part two considers the application and development of those principles in relation to seven specific non-parties. Finally, the procedure involved in obtaining a non-party costs order is set out in part three.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charles Shwenn is a barrister with a broad commercial chancery practice. He has a particular interest in the law of costs and civil procedure, on which he regularly writes and advises.
Chapter 1 - The Basis of the Jurisdiction
Part 1 - General Principles
Chapter 2 - Approaches to Identifying Liable Non-Parties
Chapter 3 - Additional General Principles
Part 2 - Specific Non-Parties
Chapter 4 - Liability Insurers
Chapter 5 - Witnesses
Chapter 6 - Commercial Litigation Funders
Chapter 7 - Companies
Chapter 8 - Litigation Friends
Chapter 9 - Solicitors
Chapter 10 - Trade Unions
Part 3 - Procedure
Chapter 11 - Procedure, Ancillary Orders and Appeals