Sampson v John Boddy Timber Ltd: CA 17 May 1995

A barrister should not liable for wasted costs when he pursues arguable point for his client. Unless a party makes plain its intention that a settlement offer is made on an open basis, it remains covered by the cloak of the without prejudice rule


Sir Thomas Bingham MR


Independent 17-May-1995, (1995) CAT 552


England and Wales

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CitedBrown v Rice and Another ChD 14-Mar-2007
The parties, the bankrupt and her trustee, had engaged in a mediation which failed at first, but applicant said an agreement was concluded on the day following. The defendants denied this, and the court as asked to determine whether a settlement had . .
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Updated: 21 January 2023; Ref: scu.88994