Lord Justice Jackson’s final report on costs in civil litigation

    February 2010

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CONSTRUCTION LITIGATORS?

    Lord Justice Jackson's final report on costs in civil litigation was published on 14 January 2010 with recommendations aimed at reducing excessive and disproportionate costs. The 584 page report covers a wide range of issues from defamation and personal injury litigation to electronic disclosure and ADR, but for construction lawyers, there are four main areas of interest:

    (a) Costs and Funding;

    (b) Procedure;

    (c) The TCC;

    (d) Training.