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Lord Jackson's Review of Civil Litigation Costs

January 2010

Lord Jackson's final report was published on 14 January 2010.  The report sets out a number of recommendations that if implemented will greatly change how costs are paid and recovered from opponents in civil litigation.  The key recommendations include:

- The end of recoverable additional liabilities (success fees and ATE insurance premiums)

- An increase of 10% in damages to offset the effect of not recovering additional liabilities

- The Introduction of contingency fees

- Abolition of the Indemnity Principle

- Expansion of the fixed costs regimes in the Fast-Track

- Qualified one way costs shifting

- Scrapping of referral fees

- A pilot scheme for provisional assessment of bill of costs up to 25,000.00

The above are only a few of the recommendations made by the report and over the next few weeks we will be reporting on those recommendations in more detail on this website.  The final report can be found by clicking on the following link [Jackson Review: Final Report] and the recommendations can be found on pages 463 to 471.

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Date:29 June 2022     Time:11:06:05