Mixed reactions as Lord Justice Jackson confirms scaling back from suggesting fixed costs for all claims up to £250,000
Lord Justice Jackson’s review on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) has been met with mixed reactions from the legal and medical professions after he confirmed that he would not be recommending that all claims up to £250,000 should be subject to FRC. The review, which builds upon the reforms Jackson recommended in his original Review of Civil Litigation Costs in January 2010 has not gone as far as originally expected by many. However, it does propose introducing FRC for all fast-track cases and a new fixed cost intermediate track for some claims worth up to £100,000. It also proposes a pilot capped costs process for business and property cases up to £250,000.