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Jackson unveils group of 14 assessors to help with fixed costs review

Marshall: one of three practising solicitors in group

Marshall: one of three practising solicitors in group

Lord Justice Jackson has unveiled a group of 14 assessors to help him with his review of fixed recoverable costs [1] – including more practising barristers (four) than practising solicitors (three), along with one costs lawyer.

He also announced that the deadline for written submissions has been extended by one week, to Monday 23 January 2017, to assist respondents who are also submitting evidence to the government’s consultation on personal injury reform.

A statement from the judiciary added: “Lord Justice Jackson would also like to underline that written evidence should address the extension of fixed recoverable costs across civil litigation, the review is by no means confined to reviewing existing areas of law where fixed costs apply. In fact the main emphasis is likely to be on extending the regime to additional areas of litigation.”

His assessors are:

This article was amended on 24 November to reflect the addition of a further assessor.