Proposals are 'very welcome', says Foil president Cutts

The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (Foil) has welcomed the release of Lord Justice Jackson's Review of Civil Litigation Costs, claiming it could herald the start of a "new era" for civil litigation.

The report, which was published earlier today, has recommended a number of sweeping changes to civil litigation, including the end of referral fees and the start of one way costs shifting.

Dan Cutts, president of Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), said: "If all of the proposals come into effect it will usher in a new era for civil litigation.

"The proposals to give claimants an economic interest in the bringing of claims is very welcome.

“Clearly all the stakeholders will need to take some time out to consider the impact of the measures and ensure there are no unintended consequences."