Disputes Matter — May 2013
Walker Morris has released the May 2013 edition of its Disputes Matter publication. Topics covered include the Jackson Reforms, mediation and negotiation and the requirements of ‘good faith’.
The most significant reforms to civil litigation for over a decade are now in effect. ‘Costs’ is the real buzzword. The overriding objective, which underpins civil litigation, has been amended so that cases must now be dealt with justly and “at proportionate cost”. There is also a much greater focus on how litigation costs are managed, in an effort to ensure economic and efficient resolution of disputes. There are also notable changes to funding arrangements, enhanced sanctions to encourage settlement under CPR 36 and an increase of the small-claims limit to £10,000…
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