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The Court of Appeal has ruled that qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) should apply where an injured party has the right to pursue compensation against an organisation such as an insurance company or tour operator, rather than the wrongdoer. 11 Jul 2017
Courts will not depart from an approved costs budget on a later line-by-line assessment unless "satisfied that there is a good reason for doing so", the Court of Appeal has confirmed. 26 Jun 2017
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After years of discussion the Scottish Government has introduced legislation which will make major changes to the way litigation is funded, in a bid to support access to justice. 05 Jun 2017
A fixed costs pilot scheme could get underway in the mercantile courts by the end of this year, according to minutes from recent meetings of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC). 23 May 2017
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