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David Sawtell analyses recent caselaw on Part 36

Practitioners frequently debate tactics and strategy when negotiating the litigation and settlement of claims. One of the most important weapons in the negotiator’s armoury is the offer to settle. The last few months have seen important developments in the costs ramifications of offers to settle, not only in respect of offers made under Part 36 but also where parties make admissible offers outside the straightjacket of that part of the CPR.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Altus Group (UK) Ltd v Baker Tilly Tax and Advisory Services LLP & anor [2015] EWHC 411 (Ch)

    Coward v Phaestos Ltd & ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1256

    Ford v GKR Construction & ors [1999] EWCA Civ 3030

    Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust [2004] EWCA Civ 576

    Laporte & anor v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2015] EWHC 371 (QB)

    PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1288

    Sugar Hut Group Ltd & ors v AJ Insurance [2014] EWHC 3775 (Comm)

    Ted Baker plc & anor v AXA Insurance UK plc & ors [2014] EWHC 4178 (Comm)

    UWUG Ltd & anor v Ball [2015] EWHC 74 (IPEC)

    Webb v Liverpool Womens’ NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 449 (QB)