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COSTS: Secure secrets

03 June 2016  

Michelle Radom looks at security for costs and the secretive defendant

One ground for seeking a security for costs order from the courts is that the claimant is a company and ‘there is reason to believe that it will be unable to pay the defendant’s costs if ordered to do so’ (CPR r25.13(2)(c) (ground (c))).

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Coral Reef Ltd v Silverbond Enterprises Ltd & anor [2016] EWHC 874 (Ch)

    Mbasogo & anor v Logo Ltd & ors [2006] EWCA Civ 608

    SARPD Oil International Ltd v Addax Energy SA & anor [2015] EWHC 2426 (Comm); [2016] EWCA Civ 120