No means test and no minimum payment for QOCS, government decides

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By Legal Futures

10 July 2012


Djanogly: still working on third-party claims

There is to be no means test to benefit from qualified one-way costs-shifting (QOCS), the government has announced.

In a statement to Parliament today that follows advice given by the Civil Justice Council, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly said there will also be no minimum payment required of a losing party.

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