The Minister has produced a written answer which shows an outbreak of common sense . Financial restrictions will not apply so anyone can use QOWCS. The proposed threat to award costs where a claim was unreasonable has been jettisoned . Costs can , rightly , be awarded if the claim is dishonest .There is also mention of a possible Practice Direction on the new proportionality test which I consider essential if we are to avoid yet another wave of satellite litigation.
Whoever is advising on QOWCS has done a good job and is to be congratulated.