JIM DIAMOND THE ONLY COSTS LAWYER INVITED TO JACKSON LJ WORKSHOP

Technical Aspects of Jackson Implementation Experts Workshop
Monday 31st October 2011
1 Victoria Street (BIS Conference Centre) London
Dear Invitee

The Civil Justice Council has been asked by the Ministry of Justice to develop practical proposals to assist with the implementation of certain technical aspects of Lord Justice Jackson’s Report of Civil Litigation Costs. These are:

• Qualified one-way cost shifting
• Introduction of an additional sanction/reward under Part 36
• The detail of the Proportionality test

As part of this process, the Council has agreed to host a Workshop of experienced practitioners from all the key areas of civil law to provide feedback on the CJC proposals for secondary legislation before they are submitted to Ministers.

The event will be held on Monday 31st October 2011 at the BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET www.1victoriastreet.co.uk

A CJC working party chaired by Alistair Kinley of Berrymans Lace Mawer is now formulating proposals which will be circulated to invitees prior to the event. Delegates may be asked to consider other related matters on the day.

The MoJ consulted in November 2010 on the implementation of a package of measures recommended in the Jackson Review. Following the consultation the Government’s response paper (published on 29 March 2011) set out the measures the Government intended to take forward. http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/566.htm.

This event is over-subscribed, so it would be helpful if you could confirm whether you are able to attend by replying promptly to this email to Graham Hutchens graham.hutchens@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, but the CJC is unable to cover any travel costs.
A programme for the workshop will follow shortly.

As a key stakeholder, we would very much value your input in this process. I do hope that you will be able to attend.

Yours sincerely

Alex Clark
Secretary to the Civil Justice Council

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