Settling the case – what about costs? – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 6th, 2013 in costs, news by sally

“After prolonged negotiations the case is settled – or so it seems. When acting for the Claimant you may say, ‘We haven’t got all we wanted but at least we’ve succeeded.’ For the Defendant you may say, ‘We’ve cut the Claimant down very considerably.’ Very often what then is said is ‘We’ve reached a compromise, no order as to costs’. That is altogether too simplistic a view of the situation.”

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Zenith Chambers, 14th February 2013