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Jackson review takes centre stage again

26 July 2010

The Government has announced a consultation on implementing the recommendations outlined in Lord Justice Jackson’s review of civil litigation costs.

The main thrust of this will be to review CFAs and as to whether they are the best way of achieving justice with the current level of success fees and the way in which ATE works.

It is reassuring that the Government is looking at proposals for fixed costs on the fast track and has recognised the unique problems associated with clinical negligence claims. However it has left us in the dark when it comes to non personal injury claims and legal expenses insurance.

It is important the Government clarifies how this will be combined with other measures such as the Lord Young report and the LSB review on referral fees if it seriously wants the industry to engage fully in the debate.

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