Appeal CostsAppeal Costs: WA Court of Appeal affirms costs rules – Case turns on own facts – no new principles

In S v D [2014] WASCA 224(S) the WA Court of Appeal dismissed an application that the parties share costs equally in circumstances where the Appellant had been wholly unsuccessful. The court of appeal affirmed the general proposition that in Family Law matters the parties pay their own costs, subject to the discretion of the court to award costs, in this case, where the appellant was wholly unsuccessful.

You can view the full judgement on the Supreme Court of Western Australia’s website here: S v D [2014] WASCA 224(S)