Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005
Current version for 9 April 2020 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 14:57)
Part 42 Division 5 Rule 42.20
42.20   Dismissal of proceedings etc
(cf SCR Part 40, rule 8)
(1)  If the court makes an order for the dismissal of proceedings, either generally or in relation to a particular cause of action or in relation to the whole or part of any claim, then, unless the court orders otherwise, the plaintiff must pay the defendant’s costs of the proceedings to the extent to which they have been dismissed.
(2)  If the court makes an order striking out a defence, either generally or in relation to a particular cause of action or in relation to the whole or part of any claim, then, unless the court orders otherwise, the defendant must pay the plaintiff’s costs of the proceedings in relation to those matters in respect of which the defence has been struck out.