The Jackson report has been hot news, especially for personal injury practitioners. Its recommendations have largely been accepted, with implementation via the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013. This comes into force on 1 April 2013. Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules are being drafted and final approval is anticipated in the autumn. But what relevance does the Act and the other recommendations have for employment practitioners? Although less dramatic, the changes are still important, not least in matters being determined in the civil courts, such as claims for wrongful dismissal and enforcing restrictive covenants.
Sarah Fraser Butlin outlines the major changes here: 2012-nov-sfb-jackson-in-practice-pdf.pdf