IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
ACTION NO. 885 OF 2005
Before : Hon Sakhrani J in Chambers
Date of Hearing : 1 April 2009
Date of Gross Sum Assessment of Costs : 1 April 2009
GROSS SUM ASSESSMENT OF COSTS
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.
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