The principles applicable to costs in the context of probate litigation are different from the costs of other litigation. In particular, there are two long established exceptions to the general litigation rule that costs follow the event.
Recent decisions in the Sheffield case has highlighted the court’s distinctive approach to dealing with costs in trusts and probate proceedings, and is a reminder to trustees in particular as to their potential litigation costs exposure where they are in default.
Anthony Joshua not only successfully defended his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO titles when finishing off his Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin in the 7th round in the Wembley Stadium boxing ring on Saturday night but he also was a winner in the more rarefied surroundings of the Business and Property Court (Intellectual Property List Chancery Division) of the High Court of Justice just 2 days before.
Clients often ask whether their documents will become publicly available once they are filed at court. The recent Court of Appeal judgment in Dring v Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited  EWCA Civ 1795 was a useful examination of the principle of open justice.