Civil Litigation Costs Review

January 22, 2009

Lord Justice Jackson has been appointed by the Master of the Rolls to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost. The findings are due to be presented to the Master of the Rolls in December 2009.  

SCL held a meeting on 13 January at Lovells to take account of the views of SCL members on relevant issues which are the subject of the review. SCL is now preparing a submission. The deadline for SCL’s response is 31 January. Members of SCL who wish to see the draft and contribute may e-mail Caroline Gould ( or Clive Freedman, the SCL Trustee who is co-ordinating the SCL submission, on