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In this new text, Lord Justice Jackson provides a concise explanation of his civil justice and costs reforms, ensuring practitioners can find clear and practical guidance on how they fit together.
Lord Justice Jackson’s reforms had the objective of reducing litigation costs and delay, thereby promoting access to justice. This is the firsthand record of what the reforms aimed to achieve and a review of their success to date, drawing lessons from the process.
Key points covered in the reforms include:-
Lord Justice Jackson poses the question of what further reforms are necessary and why. He scrutinises the management of litigation post-Jackson, explaining the new regime of case and costs management: examining the issues and setting out the benefits. The text explains the changes required to funding, looking specifically at conditional fee agreements, after-the-event insurance and damages-based agreements.
This text is intended to be of particular assistance to younger practitioners and students. It will also be an ideal resource for judges, barristers, solicitors and academics, who require an in-depth yet succinct insight into the most prominent and important reforms to civil litigation since the Woolf Reforms.
It cross-refers to the 2nd edition of Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers, and is intended to be complementary to that title.