*Cashman v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Costs – Assessment. The claimant appealed from an order of a costs judge refusing to award an additional amount under CPR 36.14(3)(d) on a detailed assessment of costs. The Queen's Bench Division allowed the appeal on the basis that the master had misdirected himself and had relied on the degree of reduction made on assessment to the costs claimed as rendering it unjust to make such an award in circumstances in which the Pt 36 offer was lower than the sum at which the costs were assessed.

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