After the magistrate has a made a decision in your case, they may also make an order about costs.
If you are successful in defending an application for a noise abatement order, you may ask the magistrate to make a costs order. This is an order that the other party pay your costs.
Your costs may include the costs of having a lawyer (if you had one), and any costs of gathering evidence, for example, the cost of getting a noise expert.
If a noise abatement order is made, the magistrate may make an order that you pay the other party's costs.
The other party's costs may include their legal fees if they had a lawyer representing them, as well as any costs for collecting evidence, for example the cost of getting a noise expert.