Are you ready for The Jackson reforms?

The Jackson reforms represent the biggest change to the Civil Justice system since the Woolf reforms of 1998/99. Along with reforms from the Ministry of Justice, there are significant changes about to be put in place that will affect how you process your future claims.

In 2008, Lord Justice Jackson was asked to examine the cost of civil litigation in England and Wales. Based on his observations, he was asked to give recommendations to reduce the costs of litigation while maintaining a claimant’s access to justice.

This included a package of interlocking reforms that are now being introduced via Statute (The Legal Aid Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012), Regulations and changes to Court Rules. These reforms came into effect on April 1, 2013.

Also introduced are reforms by the Ministry of Justice that expand the use of the RTA Portal, which was established in 2010, complemented by the introduction of fixed legal costs.

For detailed information on each set of reforms and to familiarise yourself with the changes to come, please select here.

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