Costs sought were 4,500. It was a case more about principle.
Should costs be awarded to counsel who was acting pro bono, or against counsel who was acting in pro bono?
Pro bono counsel can get costs awarded in their favour and have costs awarded against them
Pro bono counsel can get costs in their favour and have costs awarded against them bc the reason under the cost regime might necessitate the proceeding – neither party should be insulated from these costs.
1. Pro Bono counsel can seek costs
2. Where costs are awarded in favour of the party – the costs belong to that party
**However pro bon counsel can make arrangements with their client before hand
3. Judge can award costs in favour of pro bono counsel
The pro bono lawyer successfully got costs awarded in their favour