Wasted Costs Aclt

Harley v McDonald (2001) 2 AC 678:Wasted costs orders are discretionary and should be reserved for those cases where the unjustifiable conduct can be demonstrated without recourse to disproportionate procedures.
Ridehalgh v Horsefield (1994) Ch 205 CA: A mere mistake is not sufficient to justify an order, there must be a more serious error.
Orchard v S E Electricity Board (1987) QB 565: Such orders should not be used as a threat to intimidate the lawyers on the other side.

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