Zreika v Royal (No 2) [2019] FCAFC 237 (19 December 2019) (Besanko, Farrell and O’Callaghan JJ)


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COSTS – where six appeals involving common substratum of fact were heard together and later dismissed, save for partial success by one appellant – whether a lump sum costs order should be made in favour of certain respondents – whether and how liability for the lump sum amount should be apportioned between the appellants – consideration of the overarching purpose in ss 37M and 37N of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) – lump sum costs orders made and apportioned by way of percentage breakup with quantification of lump sum amount to be determined by a single judge