Fundamental dishonesty leads to removal of QOCS protection


Exaggerated symptoms see claimant lose QOCS protection in first ‘fundamental dishonesty’ decision 


A circuit judge has ruled in Gosling v Screwfix and Anr (unreported, 29 March 2014) that a personal injury claimant who exaggerated the extent of his ongoing symptoms should be denied the protection of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) on the grounds that the claim was “fundamentally dishonest”. See the full Litigation Futures article.

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