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The new discount rate for personal injury claims

United Kingdom - July 29 2019 It has been more than two years since the discount rate which had been set at 2.5 for many years was reduced to -0.75 in March 2017. During this...

Proposed change to bereavement claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

United Kingdom - May 16 2019 The Ministry of Justice’s recent announcement to draft a remedial order to amend section 1A of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (FAA 1976) has been a...

Sanctions for failure to file a full costs budget

United Kingdom - November 2 2018 In this case the parties had agreed some directions including a provision for a second CMC and also various phases in their respective costs budgets...

Multiple defendants and application of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS)

United Kingdom - August 1 2018 Since its introduction more than five years ago, the circumstances in which QOCS applies continues to be challenged and tested. The general principle...

Fatal accident claims and divorce proceedings

United Kingdom - June 19 2018 The recent case of CC (Widow & Dependant of JC (Deceased) on behalf of herself and dependents v TD highlights an interesting point on the issue of...