Case study questions: Bollingtons Limited v Mrs Elizabeth Lynch t/a The Honest Lawyer

Part 36 Offers and Offers to Settle Outside Part 36

Case study questions: Bollingtons Limited v Mrs Elizabeth Lynch t/a The Honest Lawyer

A Defence and Counterclaim has been filed and served by Mrs Lynch. Acting for Bollingtons Limited, you are completing the Directions Questionnaire (DQ) and have prepared a cost estimate which shows that costs to date are £2000 but anticipated costs to trial in light of the disputed nature of the debt are likely to be an additional £10,500. Mrs Lynch has now made a valid CPR 36 offer of £8,000.

Question 1

Consider the proportionality issues in this case and the discussions you will need to have with Mr Green of Bollingtons Limited.

Question 2

How will this impact on your advice to him?

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