Isabel Hitching to speak at Fixed Recoverable Costs Review Seminar in Birmingham on Thursday, 16th March 2017 at 9.15am

In Jackson LJ’s key note address to the Costs Conference on 7 March 2017 he said:

In lower value business disputes involving individuals and SMEs, some litigants may welcome a fixed costs regime combined with a streamlined process. Taking up a suggestion made in two of the written submissions, I am exploring the possibility (subject to the approval of the Rule Committee) of piloting such a regime on a voluntary basis. Also I hope to hear detailed discussion about the issues concerning lower value business disputes at the Birmingham seminar on 16 March 2017. “Lower value” has different meanings according to context. In the mercantile courts (I am told) “lower value” means claims of up to £250,000. In personal injury litigation, on the other hand, the upper limited for “lower value” claims would be well below that figure” (underlining added).

Further details can be found here.

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