Jackson reforms: First impressions

The highly anticipated civil justice reforms have the potential to overhaul the way claims are managed by the legal and insurance industries. Seven weeks after the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 - the primary legislation encompassing key proposals from Lord Justice Jackson's review of civil litigation costs - Post, in association with Hill Dickinson, brought together specialists from the corporate, insurance and legal sectors to discuss whether, in these early days, the reforms are working as they were intended.

In a far-reaching roundtable debate, the group considered what will determine, and how to quantify, the reforms' success, the approach of the judiciary, the unintended consequences and any outstanding issues.