In determining what order to make, the court may consider the factors listed in Rule 9-1(6), but they are not mandatory. Trial judges have the discretion to consider whatever factors they consider appropriate. Nevertheless, the discretion as to whether to award double costs “must be exercised in a just, principled, and consistent way”: Giles v. Westminster Savings Credit Union, 2010 BCCA 282 at para. 88.
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