R (On The Application Of Chiltern District Council) V Wren Davis Ltd [2008] EWHC 2164 (Admin)

01 Jan 2018

Commercial and Regulatory

Costs ordered against local authority who successfully appealed the costs order – there was no unreasonable conduct by the authority.

It was inappropriate to deprive a local authority of its costs on an appeal against an abatement notice where the local authority had reasonably pursued its statutory duty at public expense and had succeeded in contesting the appeal. The local authority had not acted unreasonably in failing to discuss time limits for compliance with a recipient of the notice where the recipient had not accepted the validity of the notice.