The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in civil cases worth up to £100,000.

The proposed extension follows Sir Rupert Jackson’s 2017 report, in which he argued that controlling litigation costs is “a vital part of promoting access to justice”. 

The consultation, which launched today, is taking responses until 6 June 2019, with a response paper scheduled for three months after the consultation closes. 

FRC determine the amount of damages that can be claimed back from a losing party in civil litigation and theoretically keep lega...

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