QOCS and Fundamental Dishonesty

QOCS and Fundamental Dishonesty

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Course Overview

Funding and costs in personal injury cases have undergone significant change since the implementation of the Jackson Reforms. The introduction of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS), which shields personal injury claimants from having to pay the legal costs of defendants, even if their cases are unsuccessful, is particularly important, however an exemption can be made if the claimant is deemed to have been ‘fundamentally dishonest’.

This course will attempt to answer some of the questions regarding the QOCS cost regime which the last 12 months since its implementation have failed to answer. This course will consider the concepts of QOCS and fundamental dishonesty, how they are starting to be applied by the courts and future developments in relation to when

QOCS was implemented on 1st April 2013 and there are still questions regarding how the cost regime operates in practice which remain unanswered. This course will attempt to resolve some of these issues and will explore the concepts of QOCS and fundamental dishonesty, how they are starting to be applied by the courts and future developments which are likely to take place.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understanding of what QOCS and Fundamental Dishonesty are and how these concepts are interpreted by the courts
  • Understand the rules surrounding QOCS and Fundamental Dishonesty
  • Be familiar with the tactics which you can employ in practice

What is the target audience?

  • PI practitioners


About Instructor - Gary Barker

Gary qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and spent 20 years with two high street practices, specialising in civil litigation and personal injury work. At both firms he took on responsibility for practice development which was to see a fourfold increase in their growth.

He also took on a part-time training role, working for a number of course providers and, with the advent of the Woolf reforms, was soon presenting courses virtually full time.

From 2001 to 2004 he was Head of Practice Development at the Law Society.

Gary is now a practicing solicitor again, which he combines with being a costs consultant and a freelance trainer.

Gary is also an assistant lecturer at the Open University and an occasional contributor to legal discussions on national radio.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    41 Page


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  • Price
  • £ 60