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NHS Charges: Increase for accidents from 1 April 2020

NHS Charges: Increase for accidents from 1 April 2020

The amount compensators are required to pay to the Compensation Recovery Unit in relation to treatment provided to injured Claimants has been increase ...

Success Fee Arrangements in Scotland

Success Fee Arrangements in Scotland

The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 introduces fundamental changes to the funding and costs regime in Scotland. ...

How should costs arguments be resolved in Low Value Protocol claims?

How should costs arguments be resolved in Low Value Protocol claims?

Following the introduction of the Low Value Protocols, in which costs are fixed for claims proceeding within the Portal process and for claims falling ...

Credit Hire Claims: New Mandatory Requirements

Credit Hire Claims: New Mandatory Requirements

On the 6th April 2020 amendments to Practice Direction 16 (PD16) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) come into force which impose a number of mandatory ...

DAC Beachcroft Snap into Action and Find Claimant Fundamentally Dishonest

DAC Beachcroft Snap into Action and Find Claimant Fundamentally Dishonest

DAC Beachcroft’s casualty fraud team has secured another Fundamental Dishonesty finding against a claimant who sought to claim damages for personal in ...

Low Value Protocol claims – should fixed costs or QOCS apply to appeals?

Low Value Protocol claims – should fixed costs or QOCS apply to appeals?

Where personal injury claims are pursued within the Low Value Protocols and the first instance claim is subject to fixed costs, what costs should be a ...

Claimant’s fundamental dishonesty leads to his claim becoming unstuck at Trial!

Claimant’s fundamental dishonesty leads to his claim becoming unstuck at Trial!

Further success for DAC Beachcroft’s Casualty Fraud Team after they secured another finding of fundamental dishonesty. In this case, the Claimant atte ...

Lugano Convention Post-Brexit

Lugano Convention Post-Brexit

For those of us practising in the field of cross-border litigation, one of the myriad questions often asked, subsequent to the decision by the UK elec ...

No extended meaning for Road Traffic Act liability to injured claimants:  Carroll v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd and others

No extended meaning for Road Traffic Act liability to injured claimants: Carroll v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd and others

In a robust judgment delivered in the High Court this morning, Mrs Justice Tipples refused to extend the established meaning of the phrase “caused by, ...

DACB’s 2020 Construction look ahead

DACB’s 2020 Construction look ahead

National Infrastructure Strategy bill 1. In the Queen’s speeches in October and December 2019, government aims for domestic reform were laid out, to “ ...