Caason Investments Pty Ltd v Cao (No 2) [2015] FCAFC 192

COSTS - whether, in circumstances where the Full Court has allowed an appeal from a decision of a single judge of the Court not to permit the plaintiffs to amend their Statement of Claim and then has re-exercised the Court’s discretion in respect of that application to amend by permitting amendments some of which were not brought forward before the primary judge, it was appropriate for the Full Court to set aside the order for costs made by the primary judge in respect of the hearing before her and make such order for costs as, in all the circumstances, the Full Court considered to be just – whether, in the events which have happened, the costs of the appellants incurred before the primary judge should be paid or substantially paid by the respondents

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - whether a dissenting judge should express reasons concerning a consequential issue

David Rayment appeared for a respondent