Report on UK Civil Litigation Costs

Yesterday’s Times of London reported on the release of the Preliminary Report on Civil Litigation Costs by Lord Justice Jackson.

The civil justice system has priced itself out of the reach of ordinary people; they face financial ruin if they venture into court and lose. That was the stark conclusion last week in the mammoth report on civil litigation from Lord Justice Jackson, the Court of Appeal judge — a conclusion perhaps predictable, if depressing.

Let’s be civil and stop ‘loser pays’ by Frances Gibb. TimesOnline. May 13, 2009

Full-text of Lord Justice Jackson’s Preliminary Report available at

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