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For some time now Scottish practitioners have been warning clients about the introduction of Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) in Scotland. In 2018 the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act was enacted, setting out the legal framework for QOCS. However, the necessary court rules implementing QOCS are yet to be published.
Client Alerts 12/06/2020
With whiplash reform delayed until next April as a result of COVID-19, it was expected that it would move significantly down the Government’s list of priorities. This week the Ministry of Justice confirmed that is the case.
Client Alerts 15/05/2020
The Coronavirus pandemic is requiring businesses to be adaptable. As lockdown moves into a sustained period of incremental relaxation, what are the implications likely to be?
Client Alerts 22/04/2020
As all catastrophic injury handlers will know, accommodation often represents an expensive head of loss – the additional cost of capital involved in purchasing a suitable property, adapting it for a disabled user along with the increased running costs.
Client Alerts 27/03/2020
Another week in which coronavirus has dominated the political agenda, as the Coronavirus Bill passed through Parliament.
Client Alerts 25/03/2020
The current situation will almost certainly delay the Government’s intended 1 August implementation date for the Whiplash Reforms by at least six months, it is clear that the Reforms will eventually be implemented once the outstanding matters of the necessary Civil Procedure Rules and enabling secondary legislation are resolved.