This was a very well reasoned speech by an experienced High Court Master. The Government needs to stop and think (and properly consult) on the proposed extension of fixed costs. Access to justice and economic impact issues must be properly thought through, to avoid the usual laws of unintended consequences, as well as the raft of inevitable satellite litigation. Also, with the Jackson reforms less than three years old, the legal profession could do without the constantly shifting sands, in order to properly review and implement their business models.