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Foskett on Compromise, 9th Edition
GBP£ 275*

This book provides authoritative guidance on the law of compromise, enabling disputing parties to avoid litigation wherever possible. It sets out the legal foundations and essential requirements of compromise. It provides practitioners with the information necessary to make use of the tools provided under the Civil Procedure Rules and explains the various contexts in which they can be applied.


  • Shows how to make use of the tools provided under the Civil Procedure
  • Rules for offering settlements and avoiding litigation
  • Explains the procedure of compromise, with particular attention to Part 36 of the CPR
  • Considers the consequences of a compromise and the effects of a breach
  • Deals individually with compromise in different types of dispute, including Chancery litigation, matrimonial, family and inheritance disputes, insurance, serious personal injury claims involving children or patients, employment contract disputes, and landlord and tenant, boundary, and construction disputes
  • Examines the enforcement of a compromise and how a compromise is put into effect
  • Offers advice on best practice throughout
  • Analyses the role of compromise in arbitrations, appeals and ADR
  • Discusses the proper role of legal advisers (whether barrister, solicitor or other appropriate representative) in the process of compromise, including consideration of skills, responsibilities, obligations and liabilities
  • Covers related costs issues
  • Explains the practice of challenging the validity of a compromise in order to have it set aside
  • Features an extensive range of precedents for drafting offers to settle
  • Reproduces relevant legislation and practice directions
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