Lord Justice Jackson has called on justice secretary Ken Clarke to implement his civil costs reforms in full.

Lord Justice Jackson has called on justice secretary Ken Clarke to implement his civil costs reforms in full.

The justice secretary gave strong backing to Jackson LJ’s plans to cut the cost of civil litigation when he launched the MoJ’s consultation in November last year.

However, in the consultation paper, officials suggested a number of ‘refinements’ to protect specific groups of claimants.

In a letter to the Lord Chancellor published today, Jackson said that it would be the “worst of all worlds” to retain some elements of recoverability for success fees and insurance premiums and so add to the “present morass of rules and case law”.

He went on: “Likewise, it would be a disaster to raise general damages in CFA ...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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