n Without Prejudice - Dignity can be expensive : litigation
|Article Title||Dignity can be expensive : litigation|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Jul 2007|
Litigation is a costly matter. Attorneys are aware that Rule 34 of the Supreme Court Rules provides for a means to limit a client's exposure. It provides for an offer or tender to be made, be it on an unconditional or conditional basis and provides for how it should be made and how accepted. Should one side elect to reject the offer and an equal or lower award is ultimately made by the court, that litigant should bear the costs that would have been avoided had the offer been accepted. At least this is how it works in theory ..
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