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Costs against a disciplinary body

'It is clear that the ordinary rule of costs following the event does not apply in disciplinary proceedings. A disciplinary body is not in the same position as a party in ordinary civil litigation. It is acting in the public interest and should not be dissuaded from properly brought proceedings by an adverse costs order. However, it may be that it is appropriate to give a discount on the costs awarded to the disciplinary body when its success is only partial.’ Per Cranston J in Levy v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2011] EWHC 740 (Admin).


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