|Verdict||In exercise of my discretion under Rule 9 and having regard to the nature, importance and complexity, the interest of parties, the other costs to be allowed, the general conduct of the proceedings, the person to bear the costs and all other relevant circumstances and taking into consideration that counsel for the Respondent was of the opinion that US$ 5,000 was reasonable, I find the sum of US$ 6,000 to be a reasonable amount chargeable for instruction fees in the application. I therefore award the sum of USD$ 6, 000 as instruction fees for the application plus VAT at 18% USD$ 1,080 making a total of USD$ 7,080. This instruction fees award covers item 1. I award getting up fees at one quarter of the instruction fees as provided under Rule 2 of the taxation schedule and as claimed by the applicant. The getting up fee is taxed at USD$ 1,740 and this covers item 2.
In conclusion I tax the bill at a grand total USD$ 16,010 (United States Dollars Sixteen Thousand and Ten) computed as follows: Instruction fee is taxed at USD$ 6,000 plus VAT at 18% USD$ 1,080, plus getting up fee at USD$ 1,740 plus USD$ 7,190 awarded for all the other items that included among other things attendance and disbursements.
I so tax.