Morrow v Shrewsbury Rugby Union Football Club Ltd

Exaggeration and CPR 44.2(5)(d) | I’ve Told You A Million Times

Having made findings at trial that the claimant had exaggerated his personal injury claim, specifically in respect of loss of earnings, Mr Justice Farby had to determine if, and to what extent, this should be reflected in the award of costs.

RASHID V OIL COMPANIES INTERNATIONAL MARINE FORUM [2019] EWHC 2600 (QB)

Judge declines to find exaggeration upon costs determination

In a short judgment following trial at which the claimant was awarded damages of £126,841 against a claim for £1.5 million Mr Justice Martin Spencer rejected calls from the defendant to disallow a proportion of the claimant’s costs on the basis that the claim was exaggerated, unsupported by the evidence and unsustainable.