Bill to introduce DBAs, QOCS and Group Proceedings to Scotland passed by Scottish Parliament

On 1 May 2018, in an important development for future litigation in Scotland, the Scottish Parliament passed the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill. Its provisions will be brought into force by the Scottish Government following Royal Assent. The Scottish Government’s present intention is for phased implementation from Summer 2018, such that different provisions may be brought into force at different times. Continue reading

Fixed Costs Part II

If this was a film sequel title you’d most definitely avoid watching it and choose, depending on your taste, either of the superhero blockbuster or  the rom-com showing on the adjacent screens.

Of course, the title has nothing at all to do with films but refers to a new review by Lord Justice Jackson into extending fixed recoverable costs in civil claims. It was announced on 11 November that he has been tasked by the most senior judges – the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls – to conduct a review and make further recommendations by the end of July 2017.

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