Retail e-briefing: Jackson budget report

The Jackson reforms, which came into force in April, have brought with them a number of measures designed to control the costs of litigation — one of the main planks of which is the requirement of each party to file budgets with the court at least seven days before the first Case Management Conference (CMC) and to meet with opponents to discuss budgets and assumptions, and indeed other issues such as directions and disclosure choices.

Andrew Mitchell MP may be better known for his Downing Street antics with a policeman, but his name has now become synonymous with the Jackson reforms.

In a case running under the Pre-Jackson Libel Pilot, the same budget requirements that now apply to all litigation matters, Mitchell’s solicitor, Atkins Thomson, has had its budget set at court fees only having unsuccessfully applied for relief from sanctions imposed for (1) failing to engage with the defendant in relation to budgets and budget assumptions and (2) failing to submit its costs budget at least seven days before the CMC…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Eversheds briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Eversheds

View more briefings from Eversheds

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer


1 Wood Street

Turnover (£m): 382
No. of lawyers: 1,218 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: UK
No. of offices: 5
No. of qualified lawyers: 52 (International 50)
No. of partners: 20


View all jobs from this firm