Addleshaw Goddard

UK 200 2013 position: 23

Jackson live: civil litigation reforms

It is slightly more than three months since the 1 April implementation date for the Jackson reforms and there are indications that judges have taken to heart Jackson LJ’s warning (in Fred Perry, CA, 2012) that the courts will in the future show ‘less indulgence’ to parties that fail to comply with civil procedure rules and orders. But there has also been a judicial suggestion that, if justice is to be done, judicial and party intolerance of delays should continue to be tempered with some discretion…

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