The Jackson reforms were implemented on 1 April 2013 through a combination of measures including legislation, regulations and rule changes.
We have published a series of notes summarising the various reforms and how they have been implemented, which you can access from links below:
- Contingency fees or damages-based agreements (DBAs)
- Conditional fee agreements (CFA s) / after the event (ATE) insurance
- 10% increase in general damages
- Costs management
- Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) for personal injury claims
- Part 36 offers
- Witness statements
- Case management
For more detail on the history of Lord Justice Jackson’s appointment and recommendations, you can access our bulletins on the various stages of his costs review below.
8 May 2009: Civil litigation costs review: Lord Justice Jackson’s interim report published
14 January 2010: Final report published in Lord Justice Jackson’s year-long costs review
16 November 2010: Government consultation on Jackson reforms
30 March 2011: Government announces important civil litigation reforms