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Late acceptance of Part 36 offer and indemnity costs in clinical negligence case (Holmes v West London Mental Health NHS Trust)

Published on: 23 August 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Late acceptance of Part 36 offer and indemnity costs in clinical negligence case (Holmes v West London Mental Health NHS Trust)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Paul Sankey, partner at Enable Law, examines the case of Holmes v West London Mental Health NHS Trust, in which the court awarded indemnity costs to a claimant where a defendant accepted a liability-only Part 36 offer late. The court disapproved of the manner in which the case had been defended, and a condition the defendant had sought to impose on its acceptance of the Part 36 offer. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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