The official line – how Judges are being instructed to implement Jackson costs reforms

08 April 2013

A recent speech at the Judicial College by the Master of the Rolls (Lord Dyson) shows precisely how Judges are being instructed to implement two key aspects of the Jackson costs reforms:

(i) proportionality of costs and (ii) relief from sanction after a breach of rules or procedure: link

Careful attention and difficult judgments will be required by all litigants and litigators to stay on the right side of the line, particularly during the initial months of operation: the new Rules can operate both as a sword and a shield in appropriate cases.

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