Fixed Costs Pilot Scheme Introduced on a voluntary basis


The High Court in London, Manchester and Leeds has recently commenced a two-year trial under which it is proposing to limit parties costs for litigation that meets the specific criteria of the pilot scheme. Whether there are sufficient cases that will meet these criteria remains to be seen but there is no doubt that commercial court users will welcome some certainty as to the potential costs risk of litigation. This does not address the risk that so few cases will fall within the criteria and that so few parties will agree to volunteer for the process that there will only [...]