New hot-tubbing and ‘costs of costs management’ rules come into force – Litigation Futures

‘Variations that judges can adopt in orders for concurrent expert evidence – known as ‘hot-tubbing’ – came into force last week, along with a new provision that clarifies how the costs of costs management should be calculated.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st December 2017

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“ADR is failing” says Civil Justice Council but compulsion is not yet the answer – Litigation Futures

Posted October 19th, 2017 in arbitration, Civil Justice Council, dispute resolution, negligence, news, reports by tracey

‘The Woolf reforms have failed to embed alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a major report by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) said today, but it stopped short of calling for the introduction of compulsory ADR.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th October 2017

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Government accepts Jackson’s call for CJC to seek industry agreement on low-value clin neg claims – Litigation Futures

Posted October 17th, 2017 in Civil Justice Council, costs, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘The government has accepted Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendation that the Civil Justice Council (CJC) be tasked with negotiating a new bespoke process and fixed costs regime for low-value clinical negligence claims, it emerged yesterday.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th October 2017

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Civil Justice Council sets out streamlined procedure and fixed costs for deafness cases – Litigation Futures

Posted September 7th, 2017 in Civil Justice Council, costs, disabled persons, news, noise, reports by tracey

‘The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has recommended to government a streamlined procedure for handling fast-track noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims and a fixed-costs regime to go with it.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th September 2017

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Rule committee backs moves to increase take-up of expert ‘hot-tubbing’ – Litigation Futures

‘Expert witnesses giving concurrent evidence – or ‘hot-tubbing’ – should be the default position in the Mercantile Court and Technology and Construction Court (TCC), the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has suggested.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th April 2017

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CJC group urges government to consider online system for PI small claims – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2016 in Civil Justice Council, courts, internet, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘Personal injury (PI) claims that fall into an enlarged small claims track under government reforms should be dealt with online rather than in court, an expert Civil Justice Council (CJC) group has suggested to the Ministry of Justice.’

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Legal Futures, 9th December 2016

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CJC accuses government of “unprincipled” move over judicial review costs transparency – Litigation Futures

‘Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans to require judicial review claimants to share details of how their action is being funded with the defendant and other parties is “a fundamentally unprincipled breach of the principle of equality of arms”, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st September 2016

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CJC “conceptually” against new financial information rules for judicial review claimants – Litigation Futures

Posted September 29th, 2015 in Civil Justice Council, consultations, costs, disclosure, news by sally

‘The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has made it clear that it remains “conceptually” opposed to the new financial information rules for judicial review applicants, despite their passage into law in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th September 2015

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Is that the sound of change to NIHL claims? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 29th, 2015 in Civil Justice Council, costs, news, noise, personal injuries by sally

‘The Civil Justice Council has set up a working group, to be chaired by Andrew Parker of DAC Beachcroft, to advise the present government as to the handling of noise induced hearing loss claims. Membership of the working group will represent solicitors, claims managers, insurers, the Ministry of Justice and the judiciary.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 28th September 2015

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Civil Justice Council urges changes to boost use of damages-based agreements – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 3rd, 2015 in agreements, Civil Justice Council, damages, news, regulations, reports by sally

‘A Civil Justice Council (CJC) report has made 45 recommendations aimed at boosting the uptake of Damages-Based Agreements (DBAs), which were a key part of the Jackson reforms but whose use has been limited.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd September 2015

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Government calls in Civil Justice Council to investigate NIHL claims – Litigation Futures

Posted July 27th, 2015 in Civil Justice Council, compensation, insurance, news, noise by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has asked the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to investigate the number and cost of claims for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), it has announced.’
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Litigation Futures, 29th July 2015

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Triennial Reviews of the Civil Justice Council and Family Justice Council Report – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 15th, 2015 in civil justice, Civil Justice Council, families, family courts, reports by tracey

‘Triennial Reviews of the Civil Justice Council and Family Justice Council were launched on the 4th November 2013.The Ministry of Justice have today (14th July 2015) published the final report of the review.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th July 2015

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Dyson: ‘we must simplify Civil Procedure Rules’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The master of the rolls has called for further simplification of the Civil Procedure Rules to reduce delays in the justice system.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd April 2015

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Civil Justice Council (CJC) group reports on defamation costs – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted April 19th, 2013 in Civil Justice Council, costs, defamation, press releases, reports by tracey

“A Civil Justice Council (CJC) Working Group today publishes its report on the case and options for costs protection in defamation and privacy proceedings.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th April 2013

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Legal aid cuts ‘will stop the most vulnerable getting justice’ says report – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2011 in civil justice, Civil Justice Council, legal aid, litigants in person, news by tracey

“Civil Justice Council says planned £350m reduction in legal aid budget will also result in courts struggling to manage caseloads.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2011

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Access to Justice for Litigants in Person (or self-represented litigants) – Civil Justice Council

Posted November 11th, 2011 in civil justice, Civil Justice Council, legal aid, litigants in person, reports by tracey

“A CJC working party has looked at how access to justice can be improved for individuals, known as litigants-in-person, who either choose not to have or cannot afford legal representation. Its report sets out a range of short and longer term practical recommendations aimed at addressing the problems faced by unrepresented litigants to help them resolve their disputes.”

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Civil Justice Council, 11th November 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk/about-the-judiciary/advisory-bodies/cjc

Civil Justice Council Review – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 30th, 2008 in Civil Justice Council, news by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has commissioned Dr Jonathan Spencer, an external consultant, to carry out an independent review of the Civil Justice Council.”

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Ministry of Justice, 29th January 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk