17th November - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Litigation solicitors have called on the government to rethink its decision to rule out “hybrid” damages-based agreements (DBAs) but welcomed further research by the Civil Justice Council (CJC). DBAs, recommended by Lord Justice Jackson in his review of civil litigation costs, were introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 in 2013. However, they have largely been shunned by litigators owing to a lack of clarity about how they would operate in practice. One much-touted solution to this was to change the law to allow “hybrid” DBAs. However, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has ruled this option out as it might encourage a “low risk/high returns approach” to litigation. Full story - New Law Journal

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