Bethell v Bland and others (1997) JOL 357 (W)

Main Issue: Custody disputes and a request of order to oblige respondent to share in the cost

Findings: Court held that generally a successful litigant is entitled to costs. No matter how bona fide and concerned a party may be, it is unfair that a person who is drawn into litigation and who successfully resists it should have to pay the cost of being involved. The Court dismissed the application saying that both parties bear their own costs.