Impact of Jackson on cost firms
Patrick Allen, writing in the New Law Journal, commenting on the Jackson reforms:
“Many smaller PI firms are closing, selling their cases at a discount to their WIP or being taken over. Firms are being hoovered up by the mega firms such as Slater Gordon. … If firms do have cash this is because they have no new business and they are in that brief cartoon moment before they fall to earth.”
The impact being felt by PI firms will quickly be felt by costs firms, although many have never been busier because of the time lag between new instructions being received by solicitors and the cases settling. Has the impact started to hit some costs firms yet?