Civil Procedure Rules: 10 years of change – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 29th, 2009 in civil procedure rules, news by sally

“If you are a civil litigator able to remember serving a writ on behalf of a plaintiff, as well as the days of pleadings, interrogatories, further and better particulars, affidavits and discovery, then you are, shall we say, of a certain vintage. For solicitors who have entered practice in the past decade, these terms are relics of the days before claimants and claim forms, statements of case, requests for further information, witness statements and disclosure.But 10 years on from the implementation of the Civil Procedure Rules, have the reforms laboured over by Lord Woolf provided much more than a change in terminology?”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th May 2009