New South Wales Consolidated Regulations

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Offer to contribute

20.32 Offer to contribute

(cf SCR Part 22, rule 12; DCR Part 19A, rule 11; LCR Part 17A, rule 13)

(1) If in any proceedings--
(a) one party (
"the first party" ) stands to be held liable to another party (
"the second party" ) to contribute towards any debt or damages which may be recovered against the second party in the proceedings, and
(b) the first party, at any time after entering an appearance, makes an offer to the second party to contribute to a specified extent to the debt or damages, and
(c) the offer is made without prejudice to the first party's defence,
the offer must not be brought to the attention of the court or any arbitrator until all questions of liability or amount of debt or damages have been decided.
(2) In subrule (1),
"debt or damages" includes any interest up to judgment claimed on any debt or damages.

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