Jackson reforms

CA bids to strengthen funding market with security for costs ruling

19 January 2021

A principle that a defendant receiving security for costs from a claimant’s litigation funder should not have to provide a cross-undertaking in damages will improve the funding market, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Court rejects JR over LASPO post-implementation review

3 August 2020

The High Court has rejected a judicial review that argued the Ministry of Justice failed to carry out an adequate review of the impact of the LASPO reforms on those with asbestos-related diseases.

SCCO master latest to weigh in on budget underspending

28 May 2020

The question of whether underspending on a phase is a good reason to depart from a budget has come under the spotlight again after a costs judge ruled that it was not.

Court rejects judicial review over failure to extend QOCS

20 February 2020

The High Court has rejected a challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s failure to extend qualified one-way costs shifting to discrimination claims in the county court.

Claimant and defendant lawyers accuse each other of cost-building

7 June 2019

Claimant and defendant lawyers have accused each other of behaviour which inflates costs, in their responses to the government consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs.

Jackson calls for overhaul of system for clinical negligence claims

17 May 2019

Clinical negligence claims could be handled by a tribunal under a new test for liability of whether the patient has suffered ‘reasonably avoidable injury’, Sir Rupert Jackson has proposed.

Judge disapplies QOCS after claimants’ failure to pay court fee

29 April 2019

A failure to pay a trial fee can result in qualified one-way costs shifting being disapplied on strike-out, a judge has ruled in a decision could have implications for the new personal injury small claims regime.

Lawyers concerned by figures underpinning fixed costs reform

1 April 2019

Lawyers have reacted with caution to government plans to implement Sir Rupert Jackson’s recommendations for fixed recoverable costs, especially given the evidence behind the figures.

Government to implement Jackson’s fixed costs blueprint

28 March 2019

The Ministry of Justice today laid out its intention to implement Sir Rupert Jackson’s blueprint for fixed recoverable costs across the fast-track and in most money cases worth up to £100,000.

Both claimant and defendant lawyers unhappy with LASPO review

8 February 2019

Both claimant and defendant solicitors expressed themselves dissatisfied with the Ministry of Justice’s conclusion that the part 2 LASPO reforms have largely achieved their goals.

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