Hardeep Nahal Appointed to Working Party to Implement Civil Justice Reforms

September 6, 2011

Partner Hardeep Nahal has been appointed to the Civil Justice Council’s working party on the implementation of civil justice reforms. The reforms are the result of a major review of civil justice in the U.K. carried out by Lord Justice Rupert Jackson, a member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. His recommended reforms were endorsed by the government earlier this year.

The working party, made up of 17 lawyers, is tasked with examining practical ways to implement Jackson’s reforms, which will overhaul how litigation for small and medium claims can be funded. They include plans to reform the conditional fee agreement (CFA) market to scrap recoverable success fees and bring about the introduction of a contingency fee market.

To read an announcement published Aug. 19 on TheLawyer.com, click here. For a story published Aug. 22 on legalweek.com, click here.

On a related note, associate Benedicte Kaare Fjeld has been appointed as a monitor for a defamation costs pilot that is part of the reforms implementation.

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