The following Dispute Resolution practice note Produced in partnership with Tim Edward of Dentons provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note covers funding Scottish civil litigation under the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 (CL(EGP)(S)A 2018). For guidance on:
judicial expenses and taxation in Scotland, see Practice Note: Judicial expenses and taxation in Scottish civil litigation
other aspects of Scottish civil litigation, see: Preliminary and ongoing considerations in Scottish civil litigation—overview and Starting and progressing a civil claim in Scottish civil litigation—overview, which, in turn link through to detailed guidance on specific aspects of dispute resolution in Scotland
other key areas of Scottish law and procedure, see our Scotland toolkit, and
the closest equivalent provisions applicable in England and Wales, see: Funding arrangements—overview which, in turn, links through to detailed guidance on various aspects, including Practice Notes for further guidance on LASPO: Recovery of costs insurance premiums, Damages-based agreements (DBAs) and Conditional fee agreements—success fees
CL(EGP)(S)A 2018—Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 (sometimes referred to as the ‘Civil Litigation, etc Act 2018’)
CR(S)A 2014—Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014)
RCS—Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session) 1994
Taylor Review—Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland
In September 2009, the Scottish Civil Courts Review (which recommended various changes in court structures in Scotland now implemented in the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) recommended a separate review of expenses
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