I asked a leading legal commentator: “Have the Jackson costs reforms been a success?”
“The success of the Jackson reforms, which were aimed at controlling the costs of civil litigation in England and Wales, is a matter of debate. Some have argued that the reforms have helped to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of the civil justice system, while others have claimed that they have had a negative impact on access to justice and the ability of parties to fully litigate their cases. Ultimately, the success of the Jackson reforms will depend on a range of factors and may vary depending on the particular case or situation.”
The “leading legal commentator” was ChatGPT.
As answers go, it is rather noncommittal, but rather more coherent than many PODs/Replies I have seen.