Webb v Liverpool Women’s NHS FT [1 April 2015]

This case concerned proportionate costs order and the operation of the Part 36 regime.

Brachial plexus injury as a result of shoulder dystocia. Claimant made Part 36 offer of 65% of full liability, but recovered 100%. C succeeded on the issue of the failure to conduct a Caesarean section but failed on the conduct of the vaginal delivery. What costs were recoverable?

The court was minded to make a proportionate costs order percentage to be determined, and on which the Part 36 regime applied.