Masters Home Improvement P/L (formerly Shellbelt P/L) (ABN 21 066 891 307) and Woolworths Ltd (ABN 000 014 675) v North East Solution P/L (ACN 129 466 851) [2017] VSCA 113

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Judgment type: 
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Santamaria JA, Ferguson JA, Kaye JA
Parties: 

Masters Home Improvement P/L (formerly Shellbelt P/L) (ABN 21 066 891 307) and Woolworths Ltd (ABN 000 014 675) v North East Solution P/L (ACN 129 466 851)

Judgment Date: 
18 May 2017
Catchwords: 

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Costs - Whether grounds for respondent to pay appellants' trial costs on an indemnity basis - Whether rejection of two Calderbank offers was unreasonable - Whether grounds for respondent to pay appellants' costs of appeal on an indemnity basis - Costs of trial and appeal to be paid on a standard basis - Question of increasing Counsel's fees in excess of scale referred to Costs Court - Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015, r63.34(3), r63.34(4).

Citation: 
[2017] VSCA 113