High Court ruling on costs of a strategic claim


Re: R (IC) v SSHD [2018] EWHC 1164 (Admin)

Despite the “apparent success” of the claimant, the Master made an order as to no costs, as there was late disclosure of a relevant fact by the claimant, who was mentally unwell and a street homeless asylum seeker at the date of making his first statement.

The Court overturned the Costs Order in favour of the claimant who was awarded costs up to a date shortly before the claim was settled on the basis that the Master had fallen into error in relation to his approach to the facts.

Samantha Knights QC was involved in this case.