Title

Recent developments in the offer to settle regime in Singapore: Accepting an offer to settle before damages are assessed and the Contra Proferentem Rule: Ong & Ong Pte Ltd v Fairview Developments Pte Ltd [2014] 2 SLR 1285

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

Under O 22A r 3(5) of Singapore’s Rules of Court (Cap 322, R 5, 2014 Rev Ed), where an offer to settle “does not specify a time for acceptance, it may be accepted at any time before the Court disposes of the matter in respect of which it is made”. But can an offeree accept an offer to settle even after the merits of the case have been adjudicated and appealed upon, on the basis that damages have yet to be assessed? Should it be able to? A recent Singapore High Court decision on this issue is analysed in this case note.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Courts | Public Law and Legal Theory

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

26

Issue

2

First Page

687

Last Page

699

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

Additional URL

http://journalsonline.academypublishing.org.sg/Journals/Singapore-Academy-of-Law-Journal/e-Archive/ctl/eFirstSALPDFJournalView/mid/495/ArticleId/447/Citation/JournalsOnlinePDF