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Published: October 31, 1997
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409064315
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Law of Costs is a subscription based product including both the printed loose-leaf and LexisMobile publications. Updates for 12 months (print and mobile) are included in the price.

Law of Costs is an authoritative, up-to-date and complete reference work on the South African law of costs.

The title unpacks the intricate legal rules relating to awards of costs and offers a critical analysis of the relevant judicial decisions and statutes.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - The fundamental rules relating to awards of costs

Chapter 3 - Exceptions to the fundamental rules relating to awards of costs

Chapter 4 - Party and party costs and attorney and client costs

Chapter 5 - Security for costs

Chapter 6 - Stay and dismissal of proceedings and costs

Chapter 7 - Costs in connection with written offer to settle, tender and payment into court

Chapter 8 - Discontinued proceedings and costs

Chapter 9 - Costs in connection with counterclaims and apportionment of costs

Chapter 10 - Costs in relation to certain types of litigants

Chapter 11 - Joint parties (co-litigants) and costs

Chapter 12 - Costs in relation to certain types of proceedings and certain stages of proceedings

Chapter 13 - Taxation of costs and review of taxation

Chapter 14 - Costs on appeal and review

Chapter 15 - Selected statutory provisions concerning costs and miscellaneous rules

Appendix 1 - Selected parts of Annexure 2 to Magistrates' Courts Act 32 of 1944

Appendix 2 - Selected Rules of High Courts (Supreme Court Act 59 of 1959)

Appendix 3 - Selected Rules of Supreme Court of Appeal (Supreme Court Act 59 of 1959)

Appendix 4 - Selected Rules of Constitutional Court (Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996 and Constitutional Court Complementary Act 1995)

Appendix 5 - Contingency Fees (Contingency Fees Act 66 of 1997)

Appendix 6 - Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court (Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995)

Appendix 7 - Equality Courts (Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000)

Appendix 8 - Criminal Proceedings (Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977)

Appendix 9 - Tax Courts

Appendix 10 - Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act, 19 of 1998

Appendix 11 - Assessment of fees in respect of non-litigious work