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Government confirms 1 October 2016 date for fixed costs in clinical negligence

The introduction of fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases is still planned for 1 October 2016, the Department of Health has confirmed. The news came as independent research of the pre-LASPO regime concluded that conditional fee agreements gave people on middle incomes access to justice and did not result in “a feast of ambulance-chasing”.

January 14th, 2016 | 2 Comments »

Tribunals president urges web-based “expansion of justice” and rationalisation of judiciary

The courts should embrace IT and the internet in ways that improve access to justice and make scarce resources go further, if the values embodied in Magna Carta are to be realised, according to a senior judge.

November 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

Judicial review changes “will not undermine access to justice”, government tells peers

Lord Faulks, the justice minister, has told the House of Lords that ministers “firmly reject” the accusation that changes to the rules for payment of legal aid in judicial review cases will undermine access to justice.

May 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

MPs and peers attack judicial review costs changes

MPs and peers on the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) have attacked government plans to make sweeping changes to the costs rules for judicial reviews.

April 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Exclusive: High-powered academic group slates Jackson

The Jackson proposals to abolish recoverability are fundamentally inconsistent with justice, skewed towards defendants, and likely to hurt serious injury victims the most, an influential group of law academics has said.

June 11th, 2011 | Comments Off on Exclusive: High-powered academic group slates Jackson

Survey: 3m people have used CFAs in last five years but Jackson will price many out

Almost three million people have used ‘no win, no fee’ agreements in the past five years but the government’s proposed reforms of the system will mean they are no longer an option for many people, major research released today has claimed.

May 25th, 2011 | Comments Off on Survey: 3m people have used CFAs in last five years but Jackson will price many out