The president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, Francesca Kaye, has said that the absence of rules, regulations and practice directions with just 10 weeks to go before implementation of the Jackson reforms is “wholly unacceptable” and threatens to tip the civil litigation system into chaos.
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The Ministry of Justice has published the draft Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013, which comes into force on 1st April 2013. Transitional provisions have been included to make clear that the 25% cap on the success fee that lawyers can take from personal injury clients’ damages, excluding those for future care and loss, does not apply to CFAs entered into before 1st April, but only if:
The Ministry of Justice has published the draft Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2013, which come into force on 1st April 2013.
A draft of The Civil Legal Aid (Costs) Regulations 2013, which make provision about costs orders in civil proceedings in favour of or against a legally aided party and, in certain circumstances, against the Lord Chancellor has been published. These come into force on 1st April 2013.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) have this afternoon issued a judicial review of the government’s proposal to cut the basic RTA portal fee from £1,200 to £500.
To the surprise of some the Court of Appeal has overturned the Senior Costs Judge’s ruling inSylvia Henry -v- News Group Newspapers LTD  EWHC 90218 (Costs).
The Recovery of Costs Insurance Premiums in Clinical Negligence Proceedings Regulations 2013have been laid before parliament and come into force on 1 April 2013.
The Offers to Settle in Civil Proceedings Order 2013 has been laid before parliament and comes into force on 1 April 2013.
The new regulations governing conditional fee agreements (CFAs) cleared their final hurdle yesterday after the government defeated a last-ditch Labour challenge to them.
The Statutory Instruments Joint Committee have reported The Recovery of Costs Insurance Premiums in Clinical Negligence Proceedings Regulations 2013?