Re RB (Adult); A London Borough v RB (Adult) (No 3) [2011] EWHC 2576 (Fam)

(1) MF's claim for compensation was dismissed as it had no factual foundation; it also had no legal basis. (2) MF sought costs from the local authority; the Official Solicitor sought costs against MF (from a certain date) and the local authority (to the extent that costs were increased by their stance): there was no order for costs, except that MF was to pay 20% of the Official Solicitor's costs between certain dates, to reflect the time spent on the peripheral issues which MF had raised and the 'extravagant, strident and on occasions vicious way in which he chose to pursue them'.

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Hearing: 14/4/11

Judgment: 11/10/11

Before: Munby LJ

Ms Nicola Greaney (instructed by the London Borough) lodged written submissions on behalf of the Claimant

Ms Angela Hodes (instructed by the Official Solicitor) lodged written submissions on behalf of the First Defendant

The Second Defendant appeared in person

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