The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice consultation on the impact of part 2 of LASPO, claiming that the government has created an imbalance between claimants and defendants.

LASPO part 2 reforms aim to reduce litigation costs and make these costs more proportionate. 

In a largely critical assessment of the 2013 reforms, the Society says cases take longer; out-of-court settlements have flatlined; and qualified one-way costs shifting has had a negligible impact.