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“An offer you can’t refuse!”

“An offer you can’t refuse!”

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLAIMANT PART 36 OFFERS Broadhurst & Anor v Tan & Anor (see our Case law page for the full judgment) Summary This is a case which confirms that in cases which proceed under a fixed costs scheme, where the Claimant succeeds in beating its own Part 36 offer, its costs are not […]

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The “Compensation Culture” – At a Glance

The “Compensation Culture” – At a Glance

The 1990s: This decade saw: 1. The effective demise of civil legal aid for personal injury claims. 2. The birth of “No win – no fee” Agreements. 3. Referral fees become the norm. 4. Extensive advertising. 5. The increase in the number of personal injury claims. 6. The increase in costs being incurred in the […]

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The Return of Sir Rupert

The Return of Sir Rupert

January 2016 saw the return of Lord Justice Jackson. He appears to be on his “Drive solicitors out of business” tour. In essence, his idea* is to raise the current threshold for fixed fees in personal injury claims from £25,000.00 to £250,000.00. *I use the term “idea” as it isn’t clear whether he has any […]

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