Jackson reforms to threaten justice?

18 March, 2014
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

The Law Society has said that civil litigation reforms implemented last year pose a risk of injustice to clients and a serious reputational risk for solicitors.

The Society said ‘The climate of litigation has changed. Co-operation between solicitors on opposing sides is breaking down as no one can trust anyone not to take the slightest point.’

‘It is not putting it too high to warn that the reputation of British justice for fairness is now at very serious risk indeed as a result.’

The Society also warned that a number of firms may be at risk of claims for negligence in the light of sanctions imposed for failure to comply and there is a significant danger indemnity insurance premiums will increase for all firms this year.

See the Law Society Gazette article here:

www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/jackson-reforms-threaten-justice-says-law-society/5040350.article