Guideline Hourly Rates: Civil Justice Council recommendations accepted

Yesterday afternoon the Master of the Rolls accepted the recommendations of the Civil Justice Council and agreed that revised hourly rates as suggested by the Civil Justice Council will be implemented from 1 October 2021: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/master-of-the-rolls-accepts-recommended-changes-to-guideline-hourly-rates/

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Technical costs points in injury claims back before the Court of Appeal

QOCS – Qualified One-way Costs Shifting – was a key element of the Jackson reforms of 2013. Seven years on, technical issues as to its scope continue to reach the Court of Appeal. Last week the court had a second look at Ho v Adelekun, this time considering the question of set off within the QOCS rules.

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Civil justice and the new government

By any measure the outcome of yesterday’s election was a significant point in the UK’s politics. The returning of the Conservative government with a chunky majority means, first and foremost, that the UK will leave the EU in a little over six weeks, on 31 January 2020. In advance of a new Queen’s Speech, likely to be next week, are there already indications of what policies to expect from the new administration in the area of civil justice?

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