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Rule 84 Recoveries from third parties
1 When the Member has a right of recourse against a third party for any liability, loss, cost or expense covered by the Association, the Association shall be subrogated to the Member's right of recourse upon payment by the Association to the Member in respect of the liability, loss, cost or expense.
2 Where the Association has made a payment in respect of any liability, loss, cost or expense to or on behalf of a Member, the whole of any recovery from a third party in respect of that liability, loss, cost or expense shall be credited and paid to the Association up to an amount corresponding to the sum paid by the Association together with any interest element on that sum comprised in the recovery, provided however, that
a) where because of a deductible in his terms of entry the Member has contributed towards a liability, loss, cost or expense any such interest element shall be apportioned between the Member and the Association taking into account the payments made by each and the dates on which those payments were made; and
b) the Association shall retain the whole amount of any award of costs in respect of its own handling of any case; and
c) In respect of a Defence Entry, any recovery from a third party in respect of legal and other costs or expenses (the “Recovery”) shall be applied as follows and in the following order:
i first, if and to the extent a maximum deductible is agreed, the Recovery shall be credited and paid to the Association up to an amount corresponding to the sum of legal and other costs and expenses paid by the Association, in excess of the Members maximum deductible, together with any interest element on that sum comprised in the Recovery;
ii secondly, if and to the extent the Association only has agreed to cover a percentage of legal and other costs or expenses incurred by the Member, the Association shall be credited and paid a proportion of the Recovery corresponding to the percentage of legal and other costs and expenses the Association has agreed to cover pursuant to these Rules and the terms of entry agreed;
iii finally when the requirements in (i) and (ii) above have been satisfied the Recovery shall be applied against the Members minimum deductible.
3 Subject to Rule 84.2, all monies recovered for a Member with Defence cover shall be paid over to the Member, except that the Association may deduct from such monies and retain any amount due to the Association from the Member.
4 Where a Member settles or compromises a claim within its Defence cover for a lump sum which includes costs or without making provision as to costs, the Association shall determine what part of that lump sum shall be deemed attributable to costs.