The Jackson Reforms became effective on 1 April – do you know what has changed?

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The Jackson Reforms to the Civil Procedure Rules represent the most significant changes to civil litigation for over a decade. Here is our quick summary of what you need to know.

The Jackson Reforms aim to streamline litigation, to aid the efficient and effective resolution of disputes. The Walker Morris Commercial Dispute Resolution Group has embraced the Jackson changes and ethos, and was even involved in early trialling of the Jackson reforms pre-April 2013.  Our solicitors are experienced and skilled in the new era litigation, as well as in strategic risk management and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.  For further information or assistance, please contact Gwendoline Davies and Daniel Newbound.Jackson Reforms


[1] except where the court so orders, costs management will apply to all multi-track cases commenced on or after 1 April 2013 (except the Admiralty and Commercial Courts; or cases in the Chancery Division, the TCC and Mercantile courts where, at the date of the first CMC, the sums in dispute exceed £2 million (excl. interest and costs)).
[2] except litigants in person