Civil Fraud: Exemplary damages: credit hire, fraud and QOCS

Patrick West analyses the latest cases and explores the future of the law’s oldest way of punishing wrong-doers ‘Qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS) is now affecting almost all personal injury cases coming before the courts.’ It was said by the Court of King’s Bench in Wilkes v Wood (1763): That the law never admits …
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Cases Referenced

  • AXA Insurance v Thwaites (2008) unreported, CC Norwich, His Honour Judge Darroch, 8 February
  • AXA v Jensen (2008) unreported, CC Birmingham, recorder Lochrane, 10 November
  • Racz v Home Office [1994] 1 All ER 97
  • Rookes v Barnard [1964] UKHL 1
  • Sayeera Hassan v (1) Sandra Cooper (2) Accident Claims Consultants Ltd [2015] EWHC 540 (QB)
  • Tasneem & ors v Lorraine Morley (2013) unreported, CC Central London, Judge May QC, 30 September
  • Wilkes v Wood (1763) Lofft 1