What a client is prepared to offer or accept in settlement depends on a client’s appetite for risk and willingness to accept the aggravation and cost of dealing with a claim. The strength of any claim is also an important factor to consider the strength of the parties’ positions and risk in the case also needs to be considered.

The cost of getting the matter to a conclusion is a consideration, as there will normally be an element of irrecoverable cost to a client.

There is no specific rule about what an offer should be, as every case and every client is different.