GUIDANCE FROM THE BENCH ON POST JACKSON LITIGATION
HH Judge Simon Brown QC has written a series of articles on Litigation Post Jackson for the New Law Journal.
- How to avoid getting into serious trouble http://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/nlj/content/how-avoid-getting-serious-trouble
- Costs Management Post Jackson http://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/nlj/content/fal
There are a number of links to the relevant forms at the foot of the costs management article.
There is useful guidance about the need for training. It is difficult to pick out one aspect of the guidance. My favourite, however, is:
“The time for medieval indulgences, I am afraid, is now over as Mr Mitchell’s unfortunate solicitors have recently discovered no doubt to their grave embarrassment. While judges have no financial interest in the costs side of case management, they do have a vested interest in controlling the volumes of evidence. It is often said that there are “only three points in any case and no more than 10 documents”.
There are a number of other articles in the series. It is possible to subscribe to the Journal by registering.