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Thurin v Krongold Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd [No 2] [2022] VSCA 252

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
McLeish, Niall and Walker JJA
Parties: 

Thurin, David & Thurin, Lisa v Krongold Constructions (Aust) P/L (ACN 103 839 49); Swan Hardware & Staff P/L (ACN 005 273 165); Casper Architecture and Design P/L (ACN 078 809 604) & Bicon P/L (ACN 070 741 374); Attorney-General of the Commonwealth (Intervener) & Attorney-General for the State of Victoria [No 2]

Judgment Date: 
18 November 2022
Catchwords: 

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Costs - Referral of questions of law by Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal - Parties enjoyed mixed success on referral - Whether referral akin to interlocutory application - Justice lies in parties bearing own costs - Practical issues with costs being in cause of VCAT proceeding - General public importance in answering questions of law - No order as to costs.

Supreme Court Act 1986, s 24(1).

Major Engineering Pty Ltd v Helios Electroheat Pty Ltd [No 2] [2006] VSCA 114; Swindells v Victoria [2016] VSCA 77; Chen v Chan [No 2] [2009] VSCA 233, referred to.

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