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.
The uneasy relationship between costs budgeting and the pre-April 2013 test of proportionality is evidenced by the costs management process in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation. Jon Lord of Civil and Commercial Costs Lawyers Ltd discusses the implications of the case.
The models for volume personal injury providers may have to be changed after the unintended consequences of the Jackson reforms were put under the spotlight in the two judgments in A&M v Royal Mail Group in the Birmingham County Court (14/8/15 & 18/9/15) writes Jon Lord, council member of the Association of Costs Lawyers, in his latest guest post for the Dispute Resolution blog.
Court directions played an important role in costs management but has costs budgeting curtailed that and, if so, should it have done? Jon Lord, Costs Lawyer and Mediator at Cost Advocates, considers the position as set out in the Jackson reforms and that taken in the most recent case of Tim Yeo MP v Times Newspapers Limited  EWHC 209 (QB).