Jockey Club Racecourses Ltd v Wilmott Dixon Construction Ltd

Costs – Order for costs. The Technology and Construction Court, on the claimant's application for indemnity costs following the defendant's failure to accept a claimant's CPR Pt 36 offer, held that the offer had been a valid offer within the meaning of CPR Pt 36 and a genuine attempt to settle the claim. In the circumstances, there was no reason why the claimant should not be entitled to indemnity costs from the earliest date by which the defendant could reasonably have put itself in a position to make an informed assessment of the strength of the claim on liability, which was four months from the date of the offer.

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