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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 ...

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 ...

Clarity Ahead? The Motor Insurance Directive and the European Council’s Proposals to Amend

Clarity Ahead? The Motor Insurance Directive and the European Council’s Proposals to Amend

In December 2019, the European Council agreed the text of the proposal to amend the Motor Insurance Directive 2009/103/ECUK (MID). What are the major ...

The importance of serving additional documents within Stage 2 Settlement Packs

The importance of serving additional documents within Stage 2 Settlement Packs

The importance of including all additional documents, such as Witness Statements, within Stage 2 Settlement Packs was recently highlighted in Wickes B ...

New Judicial College Guidelines published

New Judicial College Guidelines published

The 15th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of damages in personal injury cases was published on the 26th November 2019, mo ...

Service of Proceedings on a Solicitor

Service of Proceedings on a Solicitor

The recent case of Nangelenan v Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust [2001] has highlighted a very significant flaw in the acceptance of service by a nomina ...

Court Fee Remissions

Court Fee Remissions

What impact could the recent increased in court fees have on the costs of personal injury claims? Recent increases in Court Fees have seen them rise t ...

Recoverability of Counsel’s Fees where a claim has exited the pre-action protocol

Recoverability of Counsel’s Fees where a claim has exited the pre-action protocol

Whilst the Introduction of the fixed costs regime was intended to provide certainty as to the costs which a successful party could recover, unfortunat ...

Part 36, late acceptance and costs

Part 36, late acceptance and costs

In what circumstances should the Court depart from the normal costs Order? The High Court considered this question recently in Momonakaya v Ministry o ...

Second Automated Vehicles consultation paper launched

Second Automated Vehicles consultation paper launched

The Law Commission of England and Wales and Scottish Law Commission have launched their second consultation paper which focuses on self-driving cars, ...