*Ted Baker plc and another company v AXA Insurance UK plc and other companies

Costs – Order for costs. In an insurance claim brought by Ted Baker plc, the Commercial Court held that where a claimant failed to beat a CPR pt 36 settlement offer made by a defendant, the mere fact that such defendant might fail on certain issues would not necessarily make it unjust to displace the general rule under CPR pt 36 that a defendant was entitled to costs where a claimant failed to obtain a judgment more advantageous than a defendant's CPR pt 36. offer. The defendants were entitled to 25% of their costs of the first part of the proceedings, assessed on a standard basis with interest and to an order for all their costs for the second part, to be assessed on a standard basis with interest. The claimants were to make an interim payment on account of costs.