Calderbank letter

Calderbank letter
A letter containing a settlement offer and written "without prejudice save as to costs", that is with the express reservation of the right to refer the letter to the court on the question of costs if the offer is not accepted. Use of Calderbank letters has reduced dramatically since the advent of Part 36 offers as they do not automatically have the same costs consequences. However, there are still some circumstances in which Calderbank letters remain a useful mechanism.
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  • Calderbank — /ˈkɔldəbæŋk/ (say kawlduhbangk) adjective of or relating to an offer of settlement which may be disclosed to a court when considering the question of costs but not otherwise: a Calderbank letter; the Calderbank principle. {from a British legal… …  

  • Part 36 offer — Under the Civil Procedure Rules, a without prejudice offer to settle a claim. If the offer is not accepted and the offeror does better than his offer when the case goes to court, the recipient of the offer will suffer from a reduction of the… …   Law dictionary

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