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
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.