Countdown to J Day

Reports out today suggest that J Day, or Jackson Implementation Day, is to be 1 October 2012.

Matters to be decided are the appropriate level of fixed costs for fast track matters, not exclusively limited to Personal Injury, but to include Insolvency. The fixing of costs will eliminate the arguments over the costs of costs and so the court system will be breathe a sigh of relief. Well a temporary one. MPs are warning the Judiciary that there will be a significant increase in Litigants In Person. LIPs are set to invade family courts following the reductions in availability of legal aid. Judges will no doubt be screaming how they long for the return of detailed assessment hearings.