Government supports major litigation reform - A reshaping of the English legal landscape for personal injury and consumer claims

The Ministry of Justice has published two interrelated consultation papers which propose significant reforms to civil litigation funding and costs in England and Wales. The first paper proposes drastic cuts in the public funding of litigation through the Legal Aid scheme, whilst the second paper seeks to introduce fundamental changes to the costs regime by supporting many of Lord Justice Jackson's reforms proposed in his report "Review of Civil Litigation Costs".

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