QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
London WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
|NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL||Respondent|
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Ms L Hartley (instructed by the NMC) appeared on behalf of the Respondent
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MR JUSTICE COLLINS: 1. This is in form an appeal against the decision of a Tribunal of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in which a Conditions of Practice order had originally been imposed in July 2013.
MS HARTLEY: My Lord, in the light of that, there is an application for costs.
MR JUSTICE COLLINS: Yes.
MS HARTLEY: A schedule was served on the court last Wednesday, I believe.
MR JUSTICE COLLINS: I am not sure I have seen that.
MS HARTLEY: We do have further copies.
MR JUSTICE COLLINS: Was it annexed to your skeleton?
MS HARTLEY: It was not. I do have a further copy, my Lord. (Handed).
MR JUSTICE COLLINS: All right. I think what I will do is to say in principle you are entitled to your costs, but what you must do is to serve the schedule and she must have the opportunity within 21 days to submit writing her objection to paying anything and an objection to the amount.
MS HARTLEY: My Lord, I understand that the schedule has been served upon the appellant.
MR JUSTICE COLLINS: In that case, 14 days. It would be matter of the decision. I shall make an order in principle that there should be award of the sum that she claimed but she has the right, within 14 days, to serve on the respondent and upon the court, a letter or a document challenging costs. You will then have 14 days thereafter to respond and the matter will be dealt with on the documents.
MS HARTLEY: I am grateful, my Lord.
MR JUSTICE COLLINS: I think that is the fair way of dealing with that, all right.