After the magistrate has made a decision in your case, they may also make an order about costs.
If you are successful in your application for a noise abatement order, you may ask the magistrate to make an order that the other party pay your costs in preparing for the hearing.
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 you are unsuccessful in obtaining a noise abatement order, the magistrate may make an order that you pay the other party's costs in preparing for the hearing.
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.