You will comply: the Jackson Reforms — six months on

By Craig Bennett

Many expected a revolutionary new take on the conduct of litigation, with costs budgeting taking centre stage. Six months on and it is time to analyse the impact so far; have the Jackson Reforms been revolutionary and what has been their effect?

Much has been made of the Jackson Reforms to the Civil Procedure Rules and the new approach to litigation to be expected from the courts.

One of the most important amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules can be found within the Overriding Objective at CPR 1.1(1) with the addition of the requirement that not only are cases to be dealt with justly, but also at a proportionate cost…

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