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APIL Guide to Costs and Funding

Provides a practical overview of the changes to costs and funding
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Published: March 31, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781846617843

Product description

Why you should buy APIL Guide to Costs and Funding

Costs and funding in personal injury cases have undergone dramatic change since the implementation of the Jackson Reforms which abolished the recoverability of ATE and BTE insurance premiums, capped solicitors success fees at 25%, and introduced QOCS, DBAs/contingency fees and fixed recoverable costs. PI lawyers also faced changes including the extension of portals to cover EL/PL cases.

The purpose of this Guide is to provide a practical overview of the changes, explaining what impact they will have in practice, together with guidance on how to adopt successful and profitable working methods to thrive in the new regime, as well as ensure work started under the old regime complies with the changes.


April 2013 saw a fundamental change in civil litigation which went further than just the so-called ‘Jackson reforms’. Out went ‘loser pays’ in personal injury litigation and recoverable additional liabilities, whilst in came qualified one-way costs shifting, a new definition to proportionality, budgeting and provisional assessment. Read the full preface...


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Table of contents

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments

Code of Conduct and Funding Options
Conditional Fee Agreements
Damages-based Agreements
Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting
Fixed Recoverable Costs
Cost Orders
Part 36 and Offers to Settle
Detailed Assessment

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