Hells Angels win legal costs in fight to seize fortress

A company which owns a bikie stronghold 100km outside Adelaide has been awarded costs after a landmark legal case to seize the property was dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

But while the Hells Angels would have recouped some of the money spent on prominent barrister Jonathon Wells QC, the DPP avoided having to pay the lions share of the costs.

On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Blue ruled that Disorganized Developments, which owns the Ponde property, were not entitled to “indemnity costs” which would have seen the government footing the entire bill.

Rather, he ordered that costs were to be paid on a standard costs basis which involves a preset scale set by the courts.

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