Part 36 offers in settlement

Posted By: on 26th June 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

In Tuson -v- Murphy 2018, the Court of Appeal has once again confirmed that late acceptance of a Part 36 offer will carry the usual costs consequences, namely the claimant’s costs will be paid by the defendants up to 21 days following receipt of the offer, but then thereafter the claimant will be liable for the defendant’s costs if the Part 36 offer is accepted after 21 days have expired.

If a Part 36 offer is received, it is imperative that a client discusses such offers as soon as possible with their solicitor as the costs consequences can be severe, in some cases resulting in the compensation award being literally wiped out when the claimant finds themselves having to pay the defendant’s costs after the expiry of normal time for accepting such offers.

If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the issues referred to in this article, please do not hesitate to contact Parisa Costigan, Solicitor and Partner at Coole Bevis LLP on 01403 224608 or by email at


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