order for wasted costs

order for wasted costs
In the context of employment law, wasted costs are any costs incurred by a party as a result of any improper, unreasonable or negligent act or omission on the part of any representative or costs already incurred which, in light of any such subsequent act or omission, the employment tribunal considers it is unreasonable to expect the party to pay. A wasted costs order may be made against a party's representative, requiring the representative to pay all or part of any wasted costs of any party including their own client. For these purposes "representative" means a party's legal or other representative or any employee of such a representative, unless acting on a non-profit basis.
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