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Part of:
Jackson and County Court Reforms 2012 CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
Personal Injury
Costs & Funding
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

In this two-part podcast series, Kerry Underwood discusses the impact of the Jackson Reforms and provides an essential analysis of the future of the costs landscape after their implementation.

This series aims to give a broad overview of the proposed reforms and discusses the way in which solicitors’ firms will need to operate post implementation.

Part One includes a consideration of the future for CFAs, changes to After-The-Event insurance and the potential impact of Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS).

Part Two discusses the abolition of referral fees, the plans to reform the rules governing Part 36, contingency fees, and the increase in general damages for PSLA, costs assessments and a brief overview of how the County Court reforms sit alongside the Jackson reforms.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have gained an understanding of the latest developments in costs and funding;
  • Understand how the Jackson reforms will affect your practice;
  • Be aware of developments in CFAs;
  • Have considered the role Third-Party funding will play in litigation funding following the abolition of legal aid and recoverability of success fees and After-The-Event insurance premiums;
  • Be aware of the proposals for Qualified One Way Costs Shifting and the potential ramifications;
  • Be familiar with the proposed changes to Part 36 and the potential costs consequences;
  • Have considered what the abolition of referral fees will mean for solicitors;
  • Be aware of the increase in general damages for PSLA;
  • Know what changes the reforms will bring to costs assessments;
  • Understand how the County Court Reforms sit alongside the Jackson reforms.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Carver v BAA [2008] EWCA Civ 412;
  • Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;
  • Jackson Report;
  • Kerry Underwood’s Blog;
  • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

In this two-part CPDcast series Kerry Underwood from Underwoods solicitors gives an overview of the Jackson reforms and an analysis of the future of the costs landscape after their implementation.

Date recorded: 26th January 2012

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