Minerals Development Act, 1940

Awards of costs.

73.—(1) The costs of the parties in any proceedings under this Part of this Act (other than the costs of and incidental to a reference to the High Court) shall be in the discretion of the Board, and the Board may, by its award, direct to and by whom and in what manner those costs or any part thereof shall be paid, and the Board may in any case disallow the costs of counsel.

(2) The Board may themselves tax the amount of costs ordered to be paid or may direct in what manner they are to be taxed.

(3) Where the Board orders an applicant for compensation under this Act to pay the costs or part of the costs of the person by whom such compensation is payable, such person may deduct the amount of such costs from the amount of such compensation.

(4) For the purpose of this section costs include any fees, charges and expenses of the award.