As noted in an earlier article today, the senior judiciary is reviewing the Jackson Reforms. Meanwhile, we live with the rules and the cases as we find them. Birmingham Law Society is promoting a session called Essential Update on Jackson with Professor Dominic Regan and Ed Pepperall QC.
Both speakers have been involved in the Jackson reforms since they were first discussed, Dominic Regan as adviser to Lord Justice Jackson and perhaps the leading educator on the reforms as a whole, and Ed Pepperall as both a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and a barrister who gets his hands dirty dealing with cases. I have shared platforms with them both and their joint fire-power will be considerable.
The subject headings alone are bait – proportionality and cost budgeting, sanctions, default, disclosure, and amendments are all key topics for anyone practising in the civil courts.
The event takes place on that October at 8:30am at the DWF offices in Birmingham. The details are here.