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The QOCS regime and ‘mixed’ police claims

The High Court has held in Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Brown [2018] EWHC 2046 (Admin) that qualified one-way costs shifting (‘QOCS’) protection does not apply automatically in proceedings where a claimant is advancing both a claim for damages for personal injury and a claim other than a claim for damages for personal injury (a ‘mixed claim’).

By way of reminder, the QOCS regime is contained at CPR 44.13-44.17. Notably, CPR 44.16 provides exceptions that permit a defendant to enforce a costs order with the permission of the court. The third exception, at CPR 44.16(2)(b), is as follows:

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