YOUR CHANCE TO COMMENT ON THE IMPACT OF THE JACKSON REFORMS: CIVIL JUSTICE COUNCIL CONFERENCE

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I have heard a lot comments on the impact of the Jackson Reforms, (some of it unprintable).  The Civil Justice Council is holding a conference in March on the impact of the reforms and is inviting “position papers”.

I would urge all (well most) of those who have complained to put papers and comments in (they may have to be slightly different in tone to those sent to me).

A link to the request is here

THE NOTICE

“The Civil Justice Council (CJC) is holding a conference in March 2014 to consider the
impact of the ‘Jackson reforms’ one year after their implementation.

As we near the first anniversary of implementation of the reforms, the CJC wishes to
examine early signs of their impact on the civil justice system. In order to do this, it is
holding a conference to provide a forum for discussion among representatives of
stakeholder groups such as practitioners, the judiciary, consumers, major court users
and other interested parties.

Ahead of the conference, the CJC invites written submissions from those
individuals and organisations on the practical impact of the reforms, and in
particular on:
 the types of cases being taken on (and not being taken on) by law firms
 the funding of civil litigation in the light of changes to CFAs and the introduction of
DBAs and QOCS, and on
 experiences of costs budgeting and the management of cases through the courts.

Material should be submitted electronically to cjc@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk by 5pm on
Friday 7th March 2014. Submissions should:
 be no more than 3,000 words long
 be in Word format with as little use of colour or logos as possible; and
 have numbered paragraphs.
Major submissions will be circulated to delegates ahead of the event in order to help
provide a fund of material for discussion on the day. The intention is to publish them
after the event.

Should you wish to send a hard copy then please send it to:

Assistant Secretary to the CJC
Civil Justice Council
Room E205 ”
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London WC2A 2LL