Litigation can be very costly and time consuming, especially when a dispute proceeds to trial. In an effort to encourage settlement of disputes before trial, the British Columbia Supreme Court Rules provide a number of mechanisms to facilitate the compromise of litigation, including offers to settle and payments into court. This project examines these mechanisms and makes recommendations to enlarge their scope and resolve inconsistencies in the current law.
Keywords: settlement; offer; payment into court; tender; compromise; costs; litigation; negotiation; tender of amends; reasonable; notice; prejudgment; pre-judgment; interest; claim; lump sum; damages; contributory negligence; liability
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