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Post-Jackson: year-end school report

Francesca Kaye delivers her report on the progress of ?civil litigation over the last 12 months, and finds some members of the class doing better than others

8 August 2013

Francesca Kaye delivers her report on the progress of 
civil litigation over the last 12 months, and finds some members of the class doing better than others

It has been a year of profound change and challenge. Against the backcloth 
of a deep recession, stiff budget cuts from government, major legal reforms and rule changes, how has the civil justice system performed?

Arrivals: this year the civil justice system welcomed, in particular, Christopher Grayling MP as lord chancellor in September 2012 and Lord Neuberger 
as president of the Supreme Court in October 2012.

Departures: we saw the departure of civil legal aid in almost all areas of civil justice in April 2013 coupled with the loss of recoverable ATE premiums and success fees from defendants - also in April 2013.

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