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Des Forges v Brisbane City Council

 

[2002] QCA 111

 

COURT OF APPEAL

 

McMURDO P

 

Appeal No 9759 of 2001

 

PETER DES FORGES

Appellant

(First Respondent)

and

 

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL

Respondent

(Second Respondent)

and

 

PRINCIPAL PROPERTIES PTY LTD

(ACN 072 279 675)

Respondent

(Applicant)

Appeal No 9760 of 2001

 

KANGAROO POINT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION,

KENNETH FLETCHER, PAVEL FORMAN, JURINA

FORMAN, GAEL PHILLIPS, JAMES SIMMERS,

NERIDA SIMMERS, UNA CRAIG, BARRY MARANTA,

FLORENCE DYER, DOUGLAS FORBES, VALENTINA

ARISTON, NICHOLAS LAWS, EDNA DENIELLE

DALY, SEAN DALY, RAYMOND RIDDELL, BRADLEY

HOLMES and VANESSA HOLMES

Appellants

(First Respondents)

and

 

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL

Respondent

(Second Respondent)

and

 

PRINCIPAL PROPERTIES PTY LTD

(ACN 072 279 675)

Respondent

(Applicant)

BRISBANE

 

DATE 22/03/2002

 

JUDGMENT

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  I am authorised by the other members of the Court to deliver the following reasons as to costs.

 

Judgment was delivered in this matter yesterday.  The parties were given until 12 noon today to deliver any submissions as to costs. 

 

The only submissions received were those of the appellant.  Those submissions were served on the respondents.  The appellant contends that whilst unsuccessful in the appeal it should not have to pay the costs of the second respondent because the second respondent supported its application for leave and its appeal.

 

Whilst counsel for the second respondent made some helpful submissions, these really did not go beyond the submissions made by the appellant.  The second respondent could simply have abided the order of the Court.  Whilst the second respondent was entitled to separate legal representation, the appellant should not be liable for the costs of that representation.

 

In the circumstances the appropriate order as to costs in each appeal is that the applicant/appellant pay the costs of the first respondent to be assessed and that there is no order as to the second respondent's costs.  That is the order of the Court as to costs.

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    Des Forges v Brisbane City Council & Anor

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Des Forges v Brisbane City Council

  • MNC:

    [2002] QCA 111

  • Court:

    QCA

  • Judge(s):

    McMurdo P

  • Date:

    22 Mar 2002

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