CHEUNG CHO KAM SINDY AND ANOTHER v. CHEUNG YUET YING ROSE

HCA885/2005

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

ACTION NO. 885 OF 2005

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BETWEEN

CHEUNG CHO KAM SINDY
(appointed by an Order dated 10th May 2005 to act as representative of the estate of Madam Lau Mei Tai, the deceased)
1st Plaintiff
CHEUNG CHOR CHUN STELLA 2nd Plaintiff
and
CHEUNG YUET YING ROSE Defendant

Before : Hon Sakhrani J in Chambers

Date of Hearing : 1 April 2009

Date of Gross Sum Assessment of Costs : 1 April 2009

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GROSS SUM ASSESSMENT OF COSTS

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1. This is a gross sum assessment of the costs of the amended summons.

2. The court does not conduct a mini taxation of costs in an application of this type. It decides the matter on a broad-brush basis.

3. The defendant has agreed in the submission of her counsel to a total sum of HK$28,000 for the costs of the plaintiffs for this application. On other hand, the plaintiffs seek the total sum of HK$34,400.

4. Both parties have made their submissions on why their position should be adopted by the court. It seems to me applying a broad-brushapproach, the proper order to make is to order costs to be paid by the defendant in the sum of HK$30,000. I so order.

(Arjan H. Sakhrani)
Judge of the Court of First Instance,
High Court

Mr Simon Wong, instructed by Messrs Christopher K. Y. Wong, for the Plaintiffs

Mr Arthur C. H. Yip, instructed by Messrs Fung, Law & Ng, for the Defendant