Review of Civil Litigation costs
Lord Justice Jackson appointed to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations
Lord Justice Jackson published his final report of his fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation in January 2010. The report’s recommendations are now in implementation stage, with more information available below.
In November 2008 the then-Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, appointed Lord Justice Jackson to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost.
The final report was published in January 2010 (see ‘reports’ below), and the recommendations are being taken forward in a variety of ways. A number of measures required primary legislation, and some of the major reforms are in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Other reforms will be implemented through rule or policy changes.
Lord Justice Jackson prepared a paper for the Civil Justice Council event in March 2014, which has summarised the reforms and sets out his early impressions on how the reforms are working in practice.
This section contains various judicial responses to Government and other bodies’ consultation papers on Costs Review topics, with links to the consultation papers.
Government and Parliament
Web links to official Government reports and consultation papers relating to the Costs Review, and any Bills before Parliament with a Costs Review component.
General progress reports and any pilot evaluations or other material stemming from the pilots.
This section includes the Final Report of the Costs Review and also the two volume Preliminary Report prepared by Jackson LJ. Other reports relating to the Costs Review can also be found in this section.
Judicial Office news releases relating to the Costs Review.
Lord Justice Jackson and other senior judges are delivering a series of lectures on different aspects of how the Review is to be implemented. This section includes these.