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.
Consider the proportionality issues in this case and the discussions you will need to have with Mr Green of Bollingtons Limited.
How will this impact on your advice to him?