October 2010 Whiringa-ā-nuku – Contents

Māori Appellate Court - Te Kōti Pira Māori

Costs –higher costs awarded - indemnity costs inappropriate – Phillips v Trustees of Mohaka A4 Trust – Mohaka A4 [2010] Māori Appellate Court MB 412


Costs –higher costs awarded – indemnity costs inappropriate – Phillips

Phillips v Trustees of Mohaka A4 Trust – Mohaka A4

[2010] Māori Appellate Court MB 425 (2010 APPEAL 425)

4 October 2010

The Trustees of Mohaka A4 Trust applied for costs following the dismissal of an appeal and sought indemnity costs on the basis the appeal was without merit and put them to an unnecessary expense. While the Appellate Court considered that an award of costs was justified, indemnity costs were not appropriate. However, the Court did award costs greater than what might otherwise be the case.

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