Legal reform: Uncertainty abounds as Laspo countdown continues

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There were serious doubts over the implementation of Lord Justice Rupert Jackson's Review of Civil Litigation Costs on its publication in December 2009, but large swathes of the radical reforms it proposed are now on the verge of implementation. With the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill receiving Royal Assent in May, the clock is ticking towards its introduction next April. However, while much of the industry has accepted that change is inevitable, there is widespread