Costs in the Supreme Court
This guidebook provides an overview of the procedure for assessing costs in a Supreme Court action. Costs are usually awarded to the party who is successful at trial. They are intended to be a partial indemnity for legal fees and time spent, plus a reimbursement of proper out-of-pocket expenses that the successful party incurred in starting or defending the lawsuit. The rules that govern costs are set out in Rule14-1 and Appendix B of the Supreme Court Rules. Read these carefully before preparing your documents.
An order needs to be prepared when the court hearing is complete (after a hearing in chambers or a trial) and the court has made an order. The order is the document, filed in the court registry, which sets out the decision of the judge or master. The parties, not the judge, are usually responsible for preparing the order. Any party can prepare the order, but usually it is the successful party.
Enforcing Court Orders
In general, when a judge makes an order, the parties must do what the judge has decided. Enforcing an order means making sure that what the court ordered is done, or executed. Usually you want to collect money that is owing to you.