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The Civil Procedure Rules at 20$
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Andrew Higgins

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198863182

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198863182.001.0001

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The Long Struggle for Fixed Cost Reform

The Long Struggle for Fixed Cost Reform

(p.235) 17 The Long Struggle for Fixed Cost Reform
The Civil Procedure Rules at 20

John Sorabji

Oxford University Press

The introduction of a fixed recoverable costs regime into English civil procedure was first recommended in the Woolf reforms. It was not however introduced in 1999 when the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) came into force. Since that time there have been repeated calls for the introduction of such a regime by the judiciary, not least Sir Rupert Jackson in his 2009 Costs Review and again in his 2017 Supplemental Report to his Costs Review. This chapter first considers the history of fixed recoverable cost reform. It then considers how, if implemented, such a regime could form the basis for an expansion of legal expenses insurance (LEI) and thus taken together the two could increase effective access to justice.

Keywords:   Jackson Costs Review, fixed recoverable costs, litigation funding, legal aid, legal expenses insurance

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