The New Normal?

The Jackson reforms may yet prove to be the saving of our legal profession, says Dominic Regan, in his latest opinion piece for the New Law Journal. Clients increasingly want a fixed fee for legal transactions and in his article Dominic Regan considers an American firm’s attitude to facing these cost issues head on and creating the “new normal”. Could we be moving away from the traditional hourly charge out rate post Jackson and moving to a new regime where law firms start behaving more like businesses?

Professor Dominic Regan is a professor at City Law School columnist for the New Law Journal. He has assisted Lord Justice Jackson & HH Judge Simon Brown QC with costs reform and writes the blog Professor Dominic Regan. The full article was first published in the New Law Journal on 5 July 2013.

 


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