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Consequences of withdrawing a Part 36 offer

Posted by Jennifer Rhind on July 28 2015 in Commercial litigation & dispute resolution

A Part 36 offer is a formal offer which can be used to settle all or part of an action but it is not an admission of liability. The rules surrounding Part 36 offers are contained within the Civil Procedure Rules and the aim is to encourage parties to try and settle their disputes. A party must consider any offers carefully as failure to accept a realistic offer may mean that you are at risk of being penalised in costs and interest.

The perils of unreasonable contract terms

Posted by Justin Byrne on July 20 2015 in Commercial litigation & dispute resolution

In this, the fourth of a series of articles which looks at some of the most common perils of contracts and how to avoid them, we look at perils of unreasonable contract terms. There is what is called freedom of contract, so business people can agree whatever contract terms they want, within certain limits. Those limits depend on the type of contract terms and the types of contract in question, although certain liabilities can never be excluded.

CARE: critical concerns

Posted by Jeanette Whyman on July 14 2015

More than a third of adults in the UK with an elderly relative in a care facility (37%) have admitted they would consider using a secret camera to monitor the behaviour of staff caring for them if they had concerns about the level of care.

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