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PROCEDURE: The Jackson juggernaut – all aboard?

29 July 2011  

Richard Marshall and Clare Arthurs weigh up the likely shape and form of the Jackson Reforms

Finally, after all the consultations, committees and recommendations, the Jackson juggernaut has left the depot. Many of Jackson LJ’s key reforms are contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (the Bill), which is now working its way through Parliament and has just completed its second reading in the House of Commons. No-one should doubt the political momentum behind the Bill; the thrust of the reforms is to save the government money at a time when cuts are at the top of the agenda.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Carver v BAA plc [2008] EWCA Civ 412

    Gibbon v Manchester City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 726