After a gestation period of about twelve months, Lord Justice Rupert Jackson’s Final Report of his Review of Civil Litigation was published in January 2010, a two-volume Preliminary Report having appeared in May 2009. The Final Report contains some potentially useful recommendations and some very puzzling recommendations, but above all, in my opinion, it misses the opportunity to get to grips with most of the real issues, which I list towards the end of this article. I conclude by looking at the highly successful simple German model, which I believe would go a long way towards solving the serious costs problems that we face here today.