If the signs are being read accurately, two and a half years after most of Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations were introduced through LASPO, we may now be moving towards the introduction of an across the board system of fixed costs for all claims worth up to a level which may be as high as £100,000. What are the signs which are now visible, what may be the fixed costs landscape which develops, and why is this happening now?
For this type of key development to occur in today’s world, there needs to be synergy between the key influential members of the judiciary on the one hand, and the position taken by government ministers on the other. That position seems now to be developing. The senior judicial figures are not only coming forward with the proposal but also repeating their position in favour of it, while government is receiving the message which seems to confirm its own views and appears willing to act.