Blackstone's Guide to the Civil Justice Reforms 2013
The first practical guide to the procedural reforms due to be implemented in April 2013, this essential text explains the wide-ranging recommendations made by Sir Rupert Jackson in his Review of Civil Litigation Costs (MoJ, 2009) dealing with the costs of civil litigation.
These changes have been described by Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff as representing 'the most significant change to the civil justice system since the Woolf reforms in 1999'. Following the recommendations in the Review, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 was passed and other changes will be implemented through changes to the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions.
This is a clear and practical commentary on these extensive reforms, providing valuable guidance and detail on how the changes will operate in practice. It includes useful tables detailing the changes for ease of access and well as selected appendices with the relevant material practitioners will need to refer to.
- The first comprehensive commentary on the wide-ranging reforms following Sir Rupert Jackson's Review of Civil Litigation Costs
- With a foreword from Mr Justice Ramsey who has been instrumental in the implementation of the reforms
- Includes coverage of why the reforms are being made, changes to the Rules and Practice Directions, and what problems may arise, giving full details of transitional provisions and exceptions
- Provides clear guidance on damages based agreements (DBAs), conditional fee agreements (CFAs), and third party funding
- Contains relevant provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; sections of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990; the amended Civil Procedure Rules; and relevant Statutory Instruments for quick reference
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Author(s)||Sime, S and French, D|