Dispute Resolution—costs and funding annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]
Dispute Resolution—costs and funding annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]

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  • Dispute Resolution—costs and funding annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]
  • Reviewing 2017
  • Principles of costs recovery and costs orders
  • What happened?
  • What are the practical implications?
  • Want to know more?
  • Funding
  • What happened?
  • What are the key implications?
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This year’s annual round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017. This includes: the Ministry of Justice announcement that it would be scrutinising the success of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012); a number of Supreme Court and Court of Appeal decisions dealing with funding under the transitional provisions in LASPO 2012; a report on future reforms for fixed costs published on 31 July 2017; and changes made to CPR 3.18 addressing the relationship between costs budgeting and detailed assessment. This round-up also previews what is on the horizon for 2018 in the costs and funding arena, including consultations arising out of Lord Justice Jackson’s 2017 fixed recoverable costs (FRC) report and the implementation of a new electronic bill of costs.

Reviewing 2017

The Ministry of Justice announced it would be scrutinising the success of LASPO 2012, which brought in the Jackson costs reforms—a number of Supreme Court and Court of Appeal decisions have dealt with funding under the transitional provisions in LASPO 2012. A report on future reforms for fixed costs was published on 31 July 2017. The relationship between costs budgeting and detailed assessment was finally addressed through changes to CPR 3.18 and the Court of Appeal interpreted the new provisions just two months later.

Principles of

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