What is the legal test for a legal costs award?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Falkenham Backhoe Services v. Yu, 2022 NSSC 44 (CanLII):

A costs award should represent “a substantial contribution toward a party’s reasonable legal fees and expenses but should not amount to complete indemnity.”: Lyle v. Myer, 2019 NSSC 387, at para. 23.

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