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Consultation in relation to the treatment of Calderbank offers

Consultation in relation to the treatment of Calderbank offers
Published on: 17 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Consultation in relation to the treatment of Calderbank offers
  • What is the background?
  • What is the current position in relation to Calderbank offers in financial remedy proceedings?
  • What are the competing views about the use of Calderbank offers?
  • What are the aims of the consultation?
  • How can practitioners respond?

Article summary

Family analysis: The Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC) is considering whether the Family Procedure Rules 2010 should be amended to enable any offers which are made ‘without prejudice save as to costs’ (known as Calderbank offers) to be taken into account as conduct when the court is considering making an order requiring one party to pay the costs of another party. The FPRC is concerned that insufficient emphasis is given to encouraging parties to engage reasonably and responsibly in financial negotiations. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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