QOCS and Fundamental Dishonesty
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.
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