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“Griparion” (No. 3) (i) Tharros Shipping Co. Ltd (ii) Den Norske Bank Plc –v- Bias Shipping Limited

20th Nov 1996

[1997] 1 Lloyds Rep 246; [1995] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 541

Gavin Kealey QC led Simon Picken in this leading case concerning the power of the Court to award costs against a non-party, a P&I club.

Practice – Costs – Non-party – Plaintiffs claimed damages for repudiation of charter – Defendants ordered to pay costs on indemnity basis – Plaintiffs unsuccessful in enforcing order – Plaintiffs claimed against P. & I. club – Club not party to litigation – Whether Court should exercise its discretion and order club to pay costs

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