On 29 March 2011, the Government published its response to the consultation on Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs. It intends to implement almost all of his primary recommendations, including abolishing the recoverability of success fees in conditional fee agreements and the recoverability of after the event insurance premiums. Other recommendations include retaining the maximum success fee under a CFA at 100% of base costs, allowing contingency fee agreements, amending Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), and introducing a new test of proportionality in costs assessments. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill has been issued as we go to press, which in Part 2 introduces the Government’s proposed reforms on funding and costs. Other changes will require changes to the CPR or secondary legislation.