The Offers to Settle in Civil Proceedings Order 2013 has been laid before parliament and comes into force on 1 April 2013.
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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?
The Law Society has published a new Model CFA for use in personal injury and clinical negligence cases.
Labour’s shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter has told the Westminster Legal Policy Forum that it was too early to judge the effectiveness of the Jackson reforms and the ongoing changes to fixed fee claims.
The Court of Appeal has warned that Costs Judges should not treat costs as reasonable or proportionate when it comes to assessment simply because they fall within the court approved budget.
The Civil Justice Council Costs Committee has released a synopsis of its second meeting which took place on 6 June 2013 to start work on its review of the guideline hourly rates.
The Civil Procedure and Rules Committee have launched a public consultation into costs budgeting and costs management.
Sir Vivian Ramsey, the judge leading the implementation of the Jackson Reforms, is to become the new Honorary President of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL). Mr Justice Ramsey will take up his post with immediate effect for a period of three years.
The Civil Justice Council has published its synopsis of the 3rd costs committee meeting, which was held on 25th July 2013. The 14 strong committee, chaired by Mr Justice Foskett, is tasked with…