172. Liability for costs

(1) Unless the Court orders otherwise, a claimant who discontinues is liable for the costs which a defendant, against whom the claimant discontinues, incurred on or before the date on which notice of discontinuance was served on that defendant.
(2) If proceedings are only partly discontinued, the claimant is liable for costs relating only to the part of the proceedings which he is discontinuing and, unless the Court orders otherwise, the costs which the claimant is liable to pay must not be assessed until the conclusion of the rest of the proceedings.