Late acceptance of a claimant‘s Part 36 Offer in cases under the fixed costs regime

fixed costs

In cases subject to the fixed costs regime in Section IIIA of Part 45, where a defendant accepts a claimant’s Part 36 offer many months after it was made, and the case does not then go on to trial, the case remains within the fixed costs regime and (save in exceptional circumstances) neither indemnity nor standard basis costs apply.

HISLOP v PERDE [2018] EWCA CIV 1726 (23 JULY 2018)