It is inevitable that these changes will come into force before the end of 2016, suggesting that there is no end in sight to the lawyer bashing campaign which has been raging for the last few years - as each successive government seems dead set on reducing the profession to a shadow of its former self.
Time to batten down the hatches everybody...!
The government is set to look ‘carefully’ at proposals from Lord Justice Jackson for fixed fees in all civil cases valued at up to £250,000, the Gazette has learned. Jackson, whose report formed the basis for far-reaching costs reforms in 2013, said last month the time has come to set recoverable costs in all types of civil claim. The judge has urged ministers to make reform an immediate priority, with a view to setting fixed recoverable costs by the end of this year.