Death by a thousand cuts
Some people are “glass half full” types. Some people are “glass half empty” types. Some people are “who nicked my bloody glass” types.
Forget for the moment the other Jackson proposals and what impact they may have and just look at two forthcoming changes to the Costs Practice Direction:
• An end to lengthy points of dispute
• An almost complete end to replies
Then add in Jackson’s green light to rolling out provisional assessments across the country, effectively ending detailed assessment hearings for bills under £25,000.
This is before we even start to get to the heart of the Jackson reforms.
Death by a thousand cuts for many working in legal costs?