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Consultation on Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation Bill

Consultation on Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation Bill

Friday, January 30, 2015

ISBN: 9781785440793

Scottish Ministers are inviting views on proposals for primary legislation aimed at increasing access to justice by enhancing funding options and creating greater predictability and certainty in relation to the costs of litigation.

Executive Summary

Scottish Ministers are consulting on plans to create a more accessible, affordable and equitable civil justice system for Scotland. We are seeking views on proposals to introduce primary legislation aimed at increasing access to justice by making the costs of court action more predictable; increasing the funding options for pursuers of civil actions; and to introduce a greater level of equality to the funding relationship between claimants and defenders in personal injury actions.