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Offer to contribute

364 Offer to contribute

(1) This rule applies if a defendant makes a claim (a
"contribution claim" ) to recover contribution or indemnity against a person, whether a defendant to the proceeding or not, in relation to a claim for a debt or damages made by the plaintiff in the proceeding.
(2) A party to the contribution claim may serve on another party to the contribution claim an offer, subject to any conditions specified in the offer—
(a) to settle the contribution claim; or
(b) to contribute towards an offer to settle the claim made by the plaintiff.
(3) The court may take account of an offer under subrule (2) in deciding whether it should order that the party on whom the offer was served should pay all or part of—
(a) the costs of the party who made the offer; and
(b) any costs the party is liable to pay to the plaintiff.
(4) Rules 356 and 357 apply, with any changes necessary, to an offer to contribute as if it were an offer.

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