David Sandiford secures finding of fundamental dishonesty despite the claimant discontinuing the claim

David was instructed on behalf of a defendant to obtain an order dis-applying the QOCS exception on the grounds of fundamental dishonesty.


The case involved fraudulently prepared documents by the claimant. The defendant successfully used a handwriting expert in support of its application.


The claimant had discontinued in the face of applications to strike out. The court was nevertheless persuaded to deal with the issue of costs & fundamental dishonesty under Part 44.


This is a further success for David in the field of costs orders flowing fundamental dishonesty. He has significant experience and expertise in the area and regularly delivers seminars on the topic.