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Opposition against the proposed extension of fixed costs mounts

Posted by Toby Moreton on Feb 15 - 2017

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Along with several other interested bodies the Association of Costs Lawyers have argued in response to Jackson LJ's call for evidence that it is too soon for a radical extension of fixed costs, coming only three years after the current regime was put in place. They have argued that the existing system of costs budgeting is succeeding in reducing costs and penalising unreasonable claims:

“Active case and costs management is proving successful in prospectively restricting many of the excesses of litigation that lead to high legal costs and the post-LASPO test of proportionality, with its increased stringency, is retrospectively penalising parties who present unreasonable costs claims.”

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