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Hi, this is Jim.
Yes, it is still relevant in my view - you could send their email offer to the court and ask the court to make directions to include summary judgment for you. If it does that, the court will then only be concerned with the value of the claim, not liability. So the court will list a "disposal hearing" where it will assess your damages. It won't hurt to send the court a copy of the email correspondence and invite the court to grant summary judgment under Part 24 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998. The court should do this as the offer was not made without prejudice - meaning you can show the court at this stage, and it seems to admit to paying you most of the money back, so there is no reason why you need an expert report and for the case to continue. You should still get the report until the court responds to you though. The whole reason for the report is to pin blame on the defendant. I hope this helps?
No problem at all - many thanks