The Jackson Reforms became effective on 1 April — do you know what has changed?

The Jackson Reforms to the Civil Procedure Rules represent the most significant changes to civil litigation for more than a decade. Here is a quick summary of what you need to know.

There is a new emphasis on proportionality and on strict compliance with rules, practice directions and orders. 

The court will now allocate a case to a track and serve a notice of allocation when a defence is filed.  The notice will specify matters to be completed by a set date (which cannot be varied by the parties), including filing a directions questionnaire, proposed directions and a costs budget…

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