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Government announces important civil litigation reforms

Government announces important civil litigation reforms The government yesterday announced its intention to go ahead with key proposals made by Lord Justice Jackson for the reform of civil litigation costs and funding, including: · significant changes to the rules governing Part 36 offers to settle; · removing the restrictions on contingency fees or "damages-based agreements" (DBAs) for civil litigation; and · abolishing the recoverability of conditional fee agreement (CFA) success fees and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums. The Government Response to its co