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Supreme Court Act 1981

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51Costs in civil division of Court of Appeal and High Court

(1)Subject to the provisions of this or any other Act and to rules of court, the costs of and incidental to all proceedings in the civil division of the Court of Appeal and in the High Court, including the administration of estates and trusts, shall be in the discretion of the court, and the court shall have full power to determine by whom and to what extent the costs are to be paid.

(2)Nothing in subsection (1) shall alter the practice in any criminal cause or matter, or in bankruptcy.

(3)Provision may be made by rules of court for regulating any matters relating to the costs of proceedings in the civil division of the Court of Appeal or in the High Court, including the administration of estates and trusts.

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