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Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005
Current version for 9 April 2020 to date (accessed 6 August 2020 at 06:12)
51.47 Making of offers of compromise
(1) In any proceedings in the Court, any party may, by notice in writing, make an offer to any other party to compromise any claim in the proceedings, in whole or in part, on specified terms.(2) The provisions of Division 4 (Compromise) of Part 20 apply to any offer of compromise made under subrule (1), subject to the following modifications—(a) a reference to a court is a reference to the Court,(b) a reference to proceedings is a reference to proceedings in the Court,(c) a reference to a plaintiff is a reference to an initiating party in the Court,(d) a reference to a defendant is a reference to an opposite party in the Court,(e) a reference to a trial is a reference to a hearing in the Court that is not limited to questions of practice or procedure,(f) a reference to a verdict for the defendant is a reference to a judgment for the opposite party,(g) a reference to the period for acceptance for an offer is a reference to the period until—(i) the expiration of the time limited by the offer or otherwise 28 days, orwhichever first occurs,(ii) the time when the Court begins to give its decision or reasons for decision, whichever is the earlier, on a judgment (except an interlocutory judgment),(h) such other modifications as are necessary.