The Ministry of Justice confirmed this month that lawyers that have opted to take part its fixed cost pilot will have their costs capped at £80,000, plus court fees. The pilot is available for cases valued at between £100,000 and £250,000 in the London Circuit Commercial Court; and the Leeds and Manchester Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court and Chancery Division.

The MoJ published practice direction 51w on 9 January outlining the details of the scheme and giving effect to the twoyear pilot, which began on 14 January 2019 and will end on 13 January 2021. The pilot, which was approved in principle by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee in May 2017, is the most recent initiative deriving from former ...

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart
Deputy Editor
Solicitors Journal

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