Costs Case: Medway Oil and Storage Company v Continental Contractors HL 1928

Medway Oil and Storage Company, Limited Appellants; v Continental Contractors, Limited, and Others Respondents. [1929] A.C. 88 1928

Principle: Where a claim and counterclaim are both dismissed with costs (or both succeed with costs) the extra costs attributable as a result of there being a counterclaim will only by payable by the counterclaimant.  Ordinarily, there is no cause for apportionment.

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