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Lord Justice Jackson retires

Lord Justice Jackson has retired as Lord Justice of Appeal with effect from 8 March 2018.

Sir Rupert Jackson is perhaps best known for his review of civil costs by which he sought to promote access to justice at proportionate cost. The review commenced in Januaary 2009 and the findings were presented in January 2010. The resulting reforms were implemented as part of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) in 2013.

On 5 March 2018 he gave a speech to the Cambridge law Faculty entitled 'Was it all worth it?' in which he sought to review his work over the last decade. 'The ineluctable question.' He noted, 'is whether that work has achieved anything of lasting value. I shall try to answer that question objectively.' For the text of that speech, click here.

Sir Rupert was called to the Bar (M) in 1972, took Silk in 1987 and was elected a Bencher in 1995. He was appointed a Recorder in 1990, a Deputy High Court Judge in 1993 and a Judge of the High Court (Queen's Bench Division) in 1999. He was appointed Lord Justice of Appeal in 2008, when he was sworn as a Privy Councillor.