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ORDER OF COSTS

Generally speaking the right to costs as against another party, arises only after the court has made an order for costs.   The right to costs arises only after the court has made an order to that effect but there are instances when costs may arises without an order
If a Plaintiff by notice in writing without leave of court wholly discontinues the action; within 7 days they may tax their costs in court.
Where the Plaintiff withdraws a particular claim in the action without leave.  If they do that immediately the defendants will have to tax their costs.


If the Plaintiff accepts money paid into court before the trial has began then he must within seven days tax his costs.


WHAT IS TAXATION OF COSTS


Taxation of costs means a proceeding where the costs are scrutinised by the officer of the court usually the deputy registrar.  Usually the decision of the court is that the appeal has been dismissed with costs to the defendants.

 
 
 

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