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Proportionality a factor on the issue of indemnity costs

The case of Courtwell Properties Ltd v Greencore PF (UK) Ltd [2014] EWHC 184 (TCC) concerned an application for costs on an indemnity basis. The parties had settled the proceedings by way of a Part 36 offer, save in respect of the issue of costs. The usual order for costs is made on what is referred to as the “standard basis”, whereby the…