High threshold to succeed on appeal against costs awards

Nikau v Te Rongomau - Whangape Parish Lot 23B (Horahora Marae) (2012) 2012 Māori Appellate Court MB 300 (2012 APPEAL 300)

Māori Appellate Court 1 June 2012

The Māori Appellate Court dismissed an appeal against a costs award. No grounds were made out to disturb the lower court's award of 70% of the actual costs of the successful party. The Court observed that it would be helpful in considering costs to know what scale costs in the High Court would be for equivalent proceedings. The Court also observed that a good case can be made for ordering security against costs on costs appeals.

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