The government has recently launched its post-implementation review of the key legislation that implemented the Jackson reforms, including the introduction of damages-based agreements (or DBAs), back in April 2013: Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013 (LASPO). The review includes a stakeholder conference held by the Civil Justice Council on 30 June and an online survey to give those affected by the reforms an opportunity to make their views known.
The MOJ’s initial assessment of the reforms, published in advance of the CJC conference, recognises that there has been some criticism of the current DBA regulatory regime, which is widely blamed for the perceived low take-up of this method of funding.
Maura McIntosh has published a post on Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution blog which considers the post-implementation review and the views expressed at the CJC conference, specifically focussing on the issues relating DBAs and how they can be addressed. Click here to read the post (or here for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution blog homepage).