Review of Civil Litigation Costs

Review of Civil Litigation Costs

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In January 2009 the then Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, appointed Lord Justice Jackson to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost. Sir Rupert's preliminary report, published in May 2009, is the product of fact-finding, research and investigations over a four-month period and serves to establish: how present costs rules operate and how they impact on the behaviour of both parties and lawyers; the effect case management procedures have on costs and whether changes in process could bring about more proportionate costs; a comparison for the costs regime for England and Wales with those operating in other jurisdictions. This report was published online in May 2009, beginning a period of consultation. The final report (ISBN 9780117064041) is released alongside this printed version of the preliminary report and contains extensive cross-references to it.SOLICITOR AND OWN CLIENT COSTS 2.1 The retainer. ... case if the client is, for example, instructing the solicitor under a CFA (i.e. no fee may be payable if the case is lost) or is funding the litigation through insurance or third party funding .

Title:Review of Civil Litigation Costs
Author:Great Britain. Ministry of Justice, Rupert M. Jackson
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2010-01-01


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