Jackson Live — winter 2013–14
This is the latest in Addleshaw Goddard’s series looking at how the courts are implementing the Jackson reforms to civil procedure introduced in April 2013.
Andrew Mitchell MP failed in his appeal against the High Court master’s refusal to grant him relief from sanctions after his solicitors filed his costs budget late. Even if he wins his claim, he will now recover court fees only from the defendant newspaper, but no legal costs. The judgment is required reading for disputes lawyers.
This was the first appeal, since the implementation of the Jackson reforms on 1 April 2013, to deal with the new costs budgeting regime and the new rule for relief from sanctions applications (CPR 3.9). In the decision, the Court of Appeal sent out a clear message endorsing robust case management…
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Consultations released on implementation of energy efficiency regulation of the private rented sector
The Department for Energy & Climate Change has published the long-awaited consultation on implementing the provisions of the Energy Act 2011.
The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court judge’s decision to add words to a non-compete restriction, which had originally offered the employer very little protection.
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