§ MR. MORTON (Peterborough)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether his attention has been directed to the case of "Foster v. Kelland," where Mr. Justice Hawkins said a more unreasonable claim had never been made, and described it 1077 as frivolous and vexatious, without calling for the defence; and whether he would advise an alteration in the law, so that in such cases the costs as between solicitor and client of the successful litigator should be paid by the losing one?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
In answer to the hon. Member's question, I have to say that my attention has not been called to the case to which he refers. The question of the desirability of making the unsuccessful party in an action pay full costs has often received consideration, but I am not at present prepared to recommend an alteration of the law in this respect.