Date published: February 2017
Author(s): Samuel Jacobs, Lindsay Johnson, Jesse Nicholls and Martin Westgate QC
Category: Public law
Type: Law and practice
Samuel Jacobs, Lindsay Johnson, Jesse Nicholls and Martin Westgate QC provide updates on fixed costs reform and civil justice statistics, and highlight cases on ministerial statements and transparency, fairness, inquiries and investigations, reasons, prosecutorial decisions, procedure, costs and jurisdiction.
Policy and legislation Reform and fixed costs At the time of writing, Jackson LJ was seeking evidence and submissions on fixed costs. The call for evidence included a reference to public law, which seems to indicate that judicial review claims are under consideration. This was not a recommendation in the earlier review of civil costs and has not been the subject of discussion or research despite the potential farreaching effects if adopted. The call for evidence was set to close on 23 January 2017, but there will be further meetings in the course of the review, which will lead on ...
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