The Jackson Review of civil litigation costs


The report proposes a package of reforms that aim to "promote access to justice at proportionate cost".

It focuses on conditional fee agreements, or no win, no fee, which Jackson claims "have been the major contributor to disproportionate costs in civil litigation" stating that the two key drivers of this are the lawyer's success fee and the after-the-event (ATE) insurance premium, which is presently recoverable from an unsuccessful defendant.

Major recommendations include:

Making success fees

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