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10 FEB 2011

COSTS: Radmacher (Formerly Granatino) v Granatino (Costs)

(Supreme Court; Lord Phillips, Lord Hope, Lord Rodger, Lord Walker, Lady Hale, Lord Brown, Lord Mance, Lord Collins, Lord Kerr; 6 December 2010)

The costs ruling following the Supreme Court's decision in Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42.

Although the wife would normally have had a compelling case for award of costs, any such award would be likely to prevent the husband from providing adequately for their children when they were staying with him. Notwithstanding that this was a situation created by husband, because of his approach to litigation, the interests of the children must prevail. No order for costs.


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