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Dugan, Craig Francis & Ors v Process Holdings P/L (ACN 138 041 488) & Ors (No 2)  VSC 641
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Supreme Court of Victoria
Dugan, Craig Francis & Ors v Process Holdings P/L (ACN 138 041 488) & Ors (No 2)
13 October 2021
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Costs - Supreme Court Act 1986 (Vic) s 24(1) - Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) s 65C - Nature of discretion as to costs - Interlocutory applications heard on one day - Parties represented by the same counsel and solicitors - Inter-relationship between the applications and overlap in the factual material relied upon - Plaintiffs successful on one application and mixed success on the other two applications - Pragmatic approach adopted as to the costs of the applications - Costs of all interlocutory applications apportioned based upon the Court's impression and evaluation of success - Plaintiffs entitled to 75% of their costs of the applications - Mandie v Memart Nominees Pty Ltd  VSCA 320 and Major Engineering Pty Ltd v Helios Electroheat Pty Ltd (No 2)  VSCA 114 applied.