Non party’s liability for costs
1165 Stud Road v Power & Ors (No 2)  VSC 735
The Supreme Court of Victoria set out a detailed explanation of where a non-party is exposed to liability for costs. The Court demonstrated a real willingness to make that type of order against non-party stakeholders whose role justifies liability for costs on an order. In the subject case the Court:
(i) made a cost order against an individual who was both director of the plaintiff and its solicitor, partly on an indemnity basis; and
(ii) declined to make an order against the director of the unsuccessful plaintiff or against several lawfirms for the unsuccessful plaintiffs.
Further, the Court indicated that a plaintiff being insolvent was a significant factor in favour of making an award against a non-party.
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