The Jackson Reforms: update

By Clare Kempkens

The Jackson Reforms refer to the wide-ranging changes to the civil litigation procedure brought into the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) in April 2013 following Sir Rupert Jackson’s review into the costs of civil litigation in England.

In our previous article on the subject on 11 June 2014, we noted that the Court of Appeal had listed three appeals, relating to the principles established in the landmark decision in Mitchell to be heard together later that month and had invited the Law Society and the Bar Council to intervene. The Mitchell decision concerns the circumstances in which the courts will grant a party relief from the sanctions that will otherwise be imposed for a failure to comply with any rule or practice direction of the CPR or a court order.

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on 4 July 2014…

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