Author Archives: Sarah Fowden

Under the Spotlight… A Review of Points of Dispute Post Jackson

We are now over a year on post Jackson and so far there appears to have been little feedback with regard to the Court’s approach to Points of Dispute and Replies and any resulting applications. Alongside the introduction of Provisional Assessment, the rules relating to Points of Dispute and Replies were redrafted to ensure that […]

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QOCS Protection & fundamental dishonesty ruling paves way for increased insurer challenges & more satellite litigation

Qualified One -Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) has been in force since 1st April 2013 and was implemented to go hand in hand with the Jackson reforms in respect of funding and the costs of civil litigation. QOCS have been and continue to be controversial: The essence of QOCS was to remove the need for the […]

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Preparation of the Precedent H… Simples!

Or not as the case is regularly proving to be! Precedent H should come with a cautionary warning it is difficult to use and contains fundamental errors which make it almost useless:

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