Richard Powell meets with Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, and Lord Justice Jackson

26/4/2010

Richard Powell, Partner and Head of Insurance Litigation, attended a meeting with Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, and also Lord Justice Jackson on the 23rd April at the invitation of the Manchester Law Society. The meeting was arranged with a small number of representatives of the main firms in Manchester that engage in litigation work. Lord Justice Jackson recently published his report proposing widespread reforms to the civil justice system, and attended Manchester to seek the personal views of this selected group of local practitioners.

JMW have worked closely with the Manchester Law Society to provide feedback on the preparation of this report, which could have far reaching implications for the funding of litigation, and access to justice for litigants. Richard commented "It was a pleasure to be able to meet Lord Neuburger and Lord Justice Jackson and to provide them with direct feedback, from the point of view of a busy litigation practice, as to how the proposed reforms would potentially have an impact in real life. There are many aspects of the report that do concern me as I feel that personal injury claimants will be prejudiced, but it is a very positive thing that this time was made available to hear the views of local solicitors. I am very pleased to have been able to have had the opportunity to state those concerns directly."



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