Case management—Jackson reforms [Archived]
Case management—Jackson reforms [Archived]

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Case management—Jackson reforms [Archived]
  • Need for and purpose of the reforms
  • Overriding objective
  • Case management
  • Monitoring compliance
  • Relief from sanctions
  • Allocation
  • Small claims track cases
  • Fast track cases
  • Multi-track cases
  • more

ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you to the provisions as at the date the guidance in this Practice Note was published. Note: this Practice Note only gives guidance on the provisions implemented in April 2013. It does not provide guidance on any subsequent procedural amendments (whether to the CPR or any other procedural rules). Neither does it provide guidance on the implementation or interpretation of the April 2013 (or any subsequent) procedural updates. For guidance on the Jackson Reforms one-year on and on subsequent CPR updates, see Practice Note: Jackson Reforms—one year on [Archived] and CPR Updates—overview respectively.

On 1 April 2013, the Jackson Reforms, among other things, introduced new provisions relating to case management. The most important of these are considered below.

For information on case management generally, see Case management—overview.

Need for and purpose of the reforms

The terms of reference for Lord Justice Jackson’s costs review included a requirement to ‘establish the effect case management procedures have on costs and consider whether changes in process and/or procedure could bring about more proportionate costs’. The Jackson Report concluded there was a requirement for a more robust and pro-active approach to case management. He recommended:

  1. the courts be less tolerant of unjustified delays