Fixed Recoverable Costs
From 1 October 2023 fixed recoverable costs (FRC) will be extended for claims up to £100,000. This is seen as the biggest change in civil justice for a decade and the Ministry of Justice has now published draft rules so that all stakeholders can understand the implications.
The intention is to drive efficiencies in how these cases are handled. The introduction of the intermediate track for cases valued at over £25,000, up to £100,000 will create a more streamlined process for litigating these cases.
We have set out below the headline points you need to be aware of now. Some further detail is provided in the articles below. We have explained the overall structure of the new process; further alerts will follow on areas of detail between now and October.