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7 August 2018 Applying QOCS protection in a claim for personal injury and something else

In The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Brown [2018], the High Court ruled that a Circuit Judge was wrong to automatically apply QOCS protection to a claim for misuse of data which also included a claim for personal injury.

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27 June 2018 Valuing a claim following professional negligence

Mrs Jean Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey (a Firm) (2018 EWCA) is an interesting case involving solicitor’s negligence in the bringing of a disease claim under a vibration white finger scheme against the Department of Trade and Industry by the estate of a former miner.

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7 September 2017 Discount rate to change again

The Government's response to the recent consultation on the discount rate has been published today.

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3 February 2017 The death of Pre-Action Disclosure Applications (PADs)…?

In the case of Sharp v Leeds City Council (2017), the Court of Appeal found pre-action disclosure applications were not exempt from the EL/PL pre-action protocol fixed costs scheme

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27 January 2017 Payment of Costs in the EL/PL Portal - Reasonableness of the parties is very much alive

We were recently successful in our Application to limit a Claimant to Portal costs where the Claimant withdrew his claim from the Portal because the Stage 1 fee was received just one day late.

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14 November 2016 Jackson set to complete his review on the new fixed costs regime by July 2017

Lord Justice Jackson will formally begin his review on the new fixed recoverable costs regime, with the process to be completed by July 2017.

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16 September 2016 Statement from the Ministry of Justice reforms to the Civil Courts

The Ministry of Justice has just released a statement, Transforming Our Justice System, together with a consultation paper which sets out aims to achieve a justice system that is just, proportionate and accessible to everyone.

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1 August 2016 Briggs report: a look at the fixed costs recommendations

The Briggs report, a review of the civil court justice system, has made recommendations in relation to fixed costs.

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1 July 2016 Making an offer: make the proper calculation

The High Court has confirmed that the 10% uplift for beating a Part 36 offer will apply to contractual interest.

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17 May 2016 Third party costs order made against a sole director of a claimant company

A claim which was brought and funded by the sole director of the claimant company, Justmahe Inc, was struck out due to his failure to provide security for costs

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