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INSIGHTS BY PENNINGTONS MANCHES: Costs crusade

28 September 2017  

Richard Marshall, Clare Arthurs and Nicole Finlayson look at Jackson LJ’s recent report

On 21 July 2017, Jackson LJ published that essential summertime reading, his Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Supplemental Report – Fixed Recoverable Costs (the report). It is a 135-page page-turner, about Jackson LJ’s pursuit of the ‘holy grail’: a system in which the actual costs of each party are a modest fraction of the sum in issue, and the winner recovers those modest costs from the loser (para 1.2, p11). A noble quest, or a Sisyphean task?

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Broadhurst & anor v Tan & anor [2016] EWCA Civ 94