Transocean Drilling UK Ltd v Providence Resources plc

Costs – Order for costs. The Commercial Court ruled that CPR 36 had been engaged such that costs consequences applied in circumstances where the claimant in a breach of contract claim had been awarded a sum that was in excess of the sum it had offered to accept from the defendant in a Pt 36 offer. The court considered the relevant principles in determining whether Pt 36 consequences were unjust and held that it would be unjust for the full Pt 36 consequences to follow in the present case. Accordingly, the defendant was ordered to pay the claimant's costs from the day after the Pt 36 offer had expired, but without the other Pt 36 consequences.

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