Jackson Report – Calm before the storm?
The government seems to be keeping fairly quite as to its plans as to whether to implement any of the Jackson Costs Review, other than a passing reference by justice minister Lord McNally in the context of defamation claims where he said the government would consider the report on civil costs by Lord Justice Jackson before deciding what action to take.
For those optimistic that the Report will be quietly shelved and that there are too many interested parties who would be upset by implementation, remember that one of the very first acts of the new government was to scrap HIPs.
This decision will reportedly lead to 10,000 job losses with many of those having recently paid around £10,000 each to train as inspectors.
Don’t assume that the new government will take a more sympathetic view of those who might be adversely effected by some of Jackson’s more radical proposals.