Costs News

A place for members and the public alike to discover what's going on in the industry.

24 March 2022

Government decides against curbing QOCS in motor claims for now

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has decided against curbing qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) in motor claims, which had been suggested as a way to reduce fraud. The news came in the long-awaited response to part 2 of the whiplash consu... view

24 March 2022

News in brief – 24.03.2022

Have your say in review of Costs Lawyer qualification Members are being asked to respond to a survey issued by ACL Training’s management board, which you should have received by email earlier this week. Following the Costs Lawyer... view

17 March 2022

Government pledges extra £135m for criminal legal aid

The government is to pump a further £135m into criminal legal aid and has begun consulting on changes to the system as well as the means test for both criminal and civil cases. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced this week that it... view

17 March 2022

News in brief - 17.03.2022

Waszak bolsters 4 New Square’s costs team Costs junior Matthew Waszak has joined 4 New Square from Temple Garden Chambers. While his early practice was rooted in a broad range of civil common law work, 4 New Square said he now sp... view

17 March 2022

Solicitors urged to tell defendants up front of reliance on equitable lien

Claimant solicitors have been advised to put potential defendants on notice as early as possible that they wish to rely on an equitable lien, in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that it was available in ‘uncontested&rsquo... view