On 1 April 2013, most of the Jackson reforms to costs in civil litigation in the UK courts were implemented. These reforms involve a new approach to case and costs management in the courts. Some of the new case management techniques introduced to reduce costs and delays include:
- a new menu of disclosure options containing a broad range of approaches to disclose
- additional incentives to make settlement offers
- greater control over the presentation of expert evidence and cost-capping for experts
How might arbitrators and counsel in arbitrations use these techniques to save costs and reduce delays in arbitrations? What directions can be given by arbitrators? How would the use of these techniques sit where parties have adopted certain institutional rules? What is cost-capping for experts and what forms of control might arbitrators exercise over the presentation of expert evidence?
These are some of the issues that will be covered by The Hon Justice Sir Vivian Ramsey when he presents a talk on “The Jackson Reforms and How They Can Be Applied To International Arbitrations” on Saturday, 18 May 2013, 11am to 12pm (with Q&A), at Stamford Law (10 Collyer Quay #27-00, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315). Full details of the talk can be found here.
This is an excellent opportunity to hear from Sir Vivian Ramsey who worked on the Jackson Reforms with Lord Justice Rupert Jackson. Click here to register now as spaces are limited.