What now for fixed costs in clinical negligence litigation?

In this blog Isaac Hogarth of 12 KBW considers the the recent Jackson report on fixed costs. In July 2017, Sir Rupert Jackson’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Supplemental Report, Fixed Recoverable Costs was published. The most significant part of the report for personal injury practitioners relates to the proposed introduction of a new track, to … Continue reading What now for fixed costs in clinical negligence litigation?

The Discount Rate Decision: Right or Wrong, Gilt Edged or Double Edged?

In this post Henry Charles of 12 King's Bench Walk considers the implications of the recent change to the discount rate. Minus 0.75%. The initial reaction: claimant nirvana …and if so for how long? The Lord Chancellor’s statement heralded the new rate with the assertion that minus 0.75% was the only answer on a gilts based … Continue reading The Discount Rate Decision: Right or Wrong, Gilt Edged or Double Edged?