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Accident Claims Solicitors Cautious Over Lord Justice Jackson’s Fixed Costs Recommendations

If you have suffered a serious injury such as a brain injury, or spinal injury, then it’s essential that you get the compensation payouts that are just and suited to your accident claim.

With that in mind it’s interesting to see some of the recent news come out from Lord Jackson’s comments, and accident claims solicitors are certainly reacting on the Internet including comments on Twitter and social media.

What the Solicitor’s Journal Say:

Fixed costs for complex cases deemed ‘totally inappropriate’ and may prevent legitimate claims being pursued, say the Law Society and Bar Council

‘Extremely concerning’ proposals to fixed the costs in all civil claims at £250,000 risk access to justice and tilting the courts further in favour of government and big business.

In his speech on 28 January to the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association, Lord Justice Jackson revealed his recommendations to extend fixed costs to all civil claims, including personal injury cases up to a value of £250,000, irrespective of complexity.

Speaking in Westminster, the judge said it was time to extend the fees regime but called on the government to pause plans for fixed fees for clinical negligence.

The Court of Appeal judge admitted his recommendations may not be warmly welcomed by solicitors, but argued that the reforms would have a positive impact on costs management.

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