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Civil justice and the Jackson reforms - next steps for an evolving framework

April 2014


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Scheduled one year on from Government's implementation of Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations on civil costs and funding, this seminar provided an opportunity to consider next steps for civil justice reform in England and Wales. Sessions brought together key policymakers with stakeholders impacted by the Jackson reforms - including legal practitioners, insurers, business associations and consumer groups.
Delegates considered the impact of the Government reforms so far - most notably in relation to funding, case management and cost management - and what more can be done to ensure that an evolving framework supports access to justice at proportionate cost. Discussion focused on the introduction of non-recoverable success fees and insurance premiums, as well as the introduction of damages-based agreements in civil cases. Delegates also considered wider changes to personal injury cases such as the referral fee ban and the revised regime for fixed recoverable costs.


Shortly after every Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates