PROCEDURE – CIVIL PROCEEDINGS IN STATE AND TERRITORY COURTS – COSTS – INDEMNITY COSTS – PARTICULAR CASES – HOPELESS CASES – where the applicant sought an extension of time within which to appeal various orders of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal – where the first respondent put the applicant’s solicitor on notice about the hopelessness of the application prior to the hearing – where the applicant failed to address the reasons for the delay and the reasons why an appeal would have prospects of success at the hearing – where the Court refused the extension of time on 22 November 2019 and directed the parties to make written submissions as to costs – where the first respondent sought an order that the applicant pay its costs on an indemnity basis – where the first respondent made an instaner application at the delivery of judgment that the applicant’s solicitor pay its costs on an indemnity basis – where the applicant’s submissions do not address the issue of costs sought against both the applicant and the applicant’s solicitor and instead seek to reargue and make fresh submissions about leave to appeal – whether the applicant should pay the first respondent’s costs on an indemnity basis – whether the applicant’s solicitor should pay the first respondent’s costs on an indemnity basis

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Thompson v Body Corporate for Arila Lodge & Ors [2019] QCA 296 (13 December 2019)