Civil procedure rules — the big bang: but what does it mean for you?
Lord Justice Jackson completed his year-long review of costs in civil litigation in January 2010, when his final report was published. In formulating his reforms, he said: “In some areas of civil litigation costs are disproportionate and impede access to justice. I therefore propose a coherent package of interlocking reforms, designed to control costs and promote access to justice.”
In May 2012, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 was passed, introducing the changes. In 2013, various statutory instruments were passed, together with two new practice directions. The majority of the reforms will come into force on 1 April 2013, albeit that there are transitional provisions for some. This article set outs the main reforms that will directly affect the work you undertake, highlighting the salient points you will need to consider…
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