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IPs hit back at Jackson: ending LASPO exemption would create ‘windfall’ for third-party funders

Abolishing the exemption from LASPO for insolvency cases would create a “windfall” for third party funders, insolvency trade body R3 has argued. R3 was responding to Lord Justice Jackson, who called the exemption an “instrument of oppression”.

October 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

Coulson J lays down the post-Jackson law on late amendments

Mr Justice Coulson has taken advantage of a complex commercial property dispute to set out rules for the “right approach” to late amendments, warning that “proportionality is vital”.

June 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

Neuberger: lack of fixed costs for all fast-track cases “more than disappointing”

Lord Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court, has said it is “more than disappointing” that over four years after government backing for the Jackson reforms “we still do not have fixed costs for all fast track cases”.

January 28th, 2015 | No Comments »

Budgeting has “forced costs up”, LSLA says

Budgeting has “forced costs up and will continue to do so”, John Bramhall, president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, has said. His comments came as 85% of litigators predicted that post-Jackson budgeting would increase costs.

December 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Master Gordon-Saker condemns lack of costs training for judges

Master Gordon-Saker, who replaced Peter Hurst as Senior Costs Judge yesterday, has used his first public speech in the role to launch a strongly-worded attack on the lack of training for judges in costs budgeting.

October 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Burford CEO: Jackson reforms contribute to big increase in profits

The Jackson reforms are part of the reason for an increase of 89% in Burford Capital’s half-year profits, the global litigation funder’s chief executive said last week.

September 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

QOCS survives “ultra vires” challenge

The Court of Appeal has ruled that qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) is not “ultra vires”, rejecting arguments put forward by a holiday company.

August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

Provisional assessment “hasn’t happened”, says SCCO master

The new provisional assessment regime for cases with costs of up of £75,000 “just hasn’t happened”, a senior costs judge has said. Master Haworth also outlined some of the problems he has seen with costs budgeting.

July 17th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Will Court of Appeal triple-header lead to ‘Mitchell-lite’?

A barrister who has led the way in analysing the impact of the Mitchell case has predicted that this week’s hearing of three ‘trivial breach’ cases at the Court of Appeal could pave the way for ‘Mitchell-lite’.

June 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

“Virtually impossible” for solicitors to claim success fees in cases involving children

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee is to investigate claims that the Jackson reforms have made it “virtually impossible” for solicitors to claim success fees in cases involving children, it has emerged.

June 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments »