Tips for dealing with post-Jackson litigation in house

Have you just been asked to deal with a dispute? If yes, ensure you are familiar with the Jackson Reforms, which were introduced into the Civil Procedure Rules in April 2013 and have led to a dramatic change in approach to the conduct of court proceedings.

The courts have sought to provide guidance on how to apply the new rules, including the now infamous decision of the Court of Appeal in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 — and further guidance from the Court of Appeal is expected.

This checklist sets out our tips on how to approach litigation in this post-Jackson era. For those of you who outsource the handling of your disputes, the list gives an insight into the key procedural issues lawyers now face when handling court proceedings…

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