A further step along the fixed costs road

Lord Justice Jackson’s report on extending the fixed costs regime is a welcome development, writes Kerry Underwood

07 Aug 2017

On 31 July 2017, Lord Justice Jackson’s ‘Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Supplemental Report Fixed Recoverable Costs’ was published. The report will go out to consultation, and the changes are likely to come in on 1 October 2018.

Fast track

All costs in all cases are to be fixed in the fast track, with the same stages as in the existing personal injury fixed costs scheme, as set out in CPR 45.29. Rather than the current scheme of different fees depending on the type of work, the proposal is for four bands of complexity, with the band being determined on allocation by reference to the type of...

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