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Aug 12 2016
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Race against time

Jackson LJ himself appeared to provide a definitive answer when delivering a lecture in May last year: “Costs management works… I predict that within ten years cost management will be accepted as an entirely normal discipline and people will wonder what all the fuss was about.” But not everyone was convinced and as always, actions speak louder than words. 

May 04 2016
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Special Damages only claims to continue under RTA Protocol

Six years after the Pre Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (“the protocol”) was introduced, it still remains a contentious battle ground between Claimants and Insurers. On 22 March 2016, Lord Justice Jackson delivered a judgment which heavily criticised a District Judge (and by association an appellate Circuit Judge) for making a case management decision that a claim continue under CPR Part 7 rather than follow the Stage 3 protocol procedure under CPR Part 8.