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Make an offer – knowing when to settle a dispute

Many litigants under-estimate the strategic advantage of making a settlement offer.  An offer can prompt a chain of negotiation which results in a timely resolution of a dispute and saves both parties the trouble and expense of litigation.

On the other hand, if litigation is inevitable and a judicial determination necessary, a timely offer can secure a significant cost advantage to a litigant.

If your council is faced with expensive and protracted litigation, what will it do to try and protect its position?

For an example of an offer which secured a significant cost advantage to a council following judgment see Anderson & Anor v City of Stonnington & Anor (No 2) [2016] VSC 575.

Author:
Suzanne Tinkler | Special Counsel
61 3 9258 3652
suzanne.tinkler@maddocks.com.au

 

Many litigants under-estimate the strategic advantage of making a settlement offer.  An offer can prompt a chain of negotiation which results in a timely resolution of a dispute and saves both parties the trouble and expense of litigation.

On the other hand, if litigation is inevitable and a judicial determination necessary, a timely offer can secure a significant cost advantage to a litigant.

If your council is faced with expensive and protracted litigation, what will it do to try and protect its position?

For an example of an offer which secured a significant cost advantage to a council following judgment see Anderson & Anor v City of Stonnington & Anor (No 2) [2016] VSC 575.

Author:
Suzanne Tinkler | Special Counsel
61 3 9258 3652
suzanne.tinkler@maddocks.com.au