Funding civil litigation – change on the horizon

The Scottish Parliament has recently published the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill taking forward Scottish Government proposals to change the way civil litigation is funded. This follows on from Sheriff Principal Taylor’s Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland in 2013. The principal policy behind the Bill is to “increase access to justice by creating a more accessible, affordable and equitable civil justice system”. The Bill seeks to make the costs of civil actions … Continued