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.