B and C are involved in a motor vehicle collision in Durban. B suffers damages to his vehicle in the amount of R100 000, as well as damages due to bodily injury in the amount of R300 000. C resides in Benoni, whilst B resides in Cape Town. B issues summons against C. Answer the following questions.
(c) Shortly after C delivers his plea on the merits, B requests C in terms of magistrates’ courts rule
23 to make discovery of all documents and tape recordings in C’s possession. Explain fully why
C may not do so at this stage. (2)
(d) C successfully defends the case brought by B, and is awarded party-and-party costs. The attorney-and-client costs between B and his attorney amount to R12 000. The taxed party- andparty costs amount to R15 000. You are B’s attorney. Fully explain to B whether he is liable for
either, or both, these amounts.