Tuesday, 4 January 2011


 This year will be one to remember.Jackson reform consultation ends on february 14th .The final Government proposals will be announced in the spring with a view to reform in April/October 2012.Meanwhile, the Courts will extend their pilots with costs management introduced into every Mercantile and Construction case this Easter.Defendants are lining up a challenge to the Lowndes test on proportionality,much criticised in the final Jackson report .The Young report has been accepted by |Government and will be acted upon.It matters not that the author has resigned.
Next week the High Court in London will resume the part heard case of Owens v Noble.Did the claimant mislead the court so as to enhance his damages??