‘A Practical Guide to the 2018 Jackson Personal Injury and Costs Reforms’ by Andrew Mckie


Paperback: 978-1-911035-59-6
Published: February 2018
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The second Jackson report of July 2017 introduces the idea of further fixed costs into all areas of personal injury, as well as further tariff fees in road traffic claims, fixed costs in clinical negligence, and fixed costs in multi-track cases. These changes are likely to come into effect in October 2018/ early 2019 together with additional changes to the small claims track limits.

This book aims to be a clear but comprehensive guide to all aspects of the 2018/2019 Jackson reforms that can be utilised by practitioners on a day-to-day basis, in Claimant and Defendant practice. This book has a focus on running personal injury cases in an efficient way, post-Jackson, spotting the winners and vetting the losing claims early on. The book explains the changes in a clear and comprehensive way and explores how to overcome/mitigate the changes in practice.


Andrew Mckie, Barrister at Clerksroom Manchester, is a specialist in claimant and defendant personal injury, with a particular interest in cases involving alleged fraud, credit hire, highways, occupiers and travel cases. Andrew is also a Director of BSB Entity Barrister-Direct which specialises in all areas of personal injury.


Chapter One – Introduction to the Jackson Report 2017 and CMC Regulation: A Summary of the Changes

Chapter Two – Changes to Standard Costs and the New Intermediate Track

Chapter Three – Further Fixed Costs in EL, PL and Travel Claims and Mitigating the Effects

Chapter Four – Changes to Costs Budgeting and the Effects on Costs Budgeting

Chapter Five – Changes to the Small Claims Track in PI Claims for EL/ PL and Travel Claims

Chapter Six – Tariffs in RTA Claims and Running Claims Under the New System

Chapter Seven – Potential Escape Routes From Fixed Costs

Chapter Eight – Counsel’s Fee and Disbursements in the New System From October 2018

Chapter Nine – Changes to the Operation of Part 36 and Fixed Costs Success Fees

Chapter Ten – Developing a PI Practice in the New Costs Regime and Preparing for the Changes