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Jackson backs cost capping for Mercantile Court pilot

Lord Justice Jackson has chosen cost capping, rather than fixed costs, as the way forward for a voluntary pilot he hopes to introduce in the Mercantile Court, as the judge continues to investigate the possible extension of fixed recoverable costs. The pilot, for cases worth up to £250,000, would follow the model used in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

April 13th, 2017 | No Comments »

Jackson: fixed costs grid is “starting point for debate”

Lord Justice Jackson has sought to calm fears raised by the “grid of fixed costs” he proposed in January this year for all civil claims worth up to £250,000. He described the grid, which drew an angry reaction from litigators, as “a good starting point for debate”

May 24th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Jackson reveals “grid of fixed costs” for cases worth up to £250,000

Lord Justice Jackson has revealed detailed plans which would impose a “grid of fixed costs” on all civil claims worth up to £250,000. Jackson LJ described the current system as “exorbitantly expensive”.

January 29th, 2016 | No Comments »

Bar Council and ABI join calls for permanent exemption from LASPO for insolvency cases

The Bar Council and the Association of British Insurers have added their voices to calls from business organisations for a permanent exemption for insolvency cases from LASPO. In a letter to the justice secretary, they argued that ‘rogue directors’ could walk away with £160m a year if the exemption ended.

November 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Jackson has mercy on claimant whose damages were wiped out by “swingeing” costs order

Lord Justice Jackson has shown his merciful side in overturning a “swingeing” costs order which would have wiped out the £75,000 damages won by the claimant in a housing case.

April 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Dyson’s “disappointment” as MoJ rules out hybrid DBAs

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, has expressed his disappointment after the Ministry of Justice announced that it had “ruled out” the introduction of hybrid damages-based agreements.

November 10th, 2014 | No Comments »