Rosengren DCJ last week heard an application for final orders after the settlement of an FPA.  The settlement provided that the applicant’s costs of $66K and the respondent’s costs of $70K be paid from the estate.  Her Honour granted final orders, but in relation to costs, thought they were excessive (the estate was only $213K, so that the costs would have been 64% of the estate) and capped both parties’ costs at $45K.

Read Sweaney v Bailie [2017] QDC 295 here.