Torture trial secrecy unfair, court told – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2010 in civil justice, news, private hearings, trials by sally

“The government is trying to create a new form of secret trial that would introduce ‘fundamental unfairness’ into the civil law, the court of appeal heard today.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government ‘actively assessing’ Jackson report – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 18th, 2010 in civil justice, costs, news, reports by sally

“The government and the opposition have hinted that they would implement some of Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations on civil litigation costs, following the first parliamentary exchange on the judge’s report since its publication a month ago.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lord Chief Justice Publishes Administration of Justice Review – Judiciary of England & Wales

Posted February 4th, 2010 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, press releases by sally

“The Lord Chief Justice’s ‘Review of the Administration of Justice in the Courts’ was published today. His report covers matters of importance to the judiciary relating to the administration of justice in England and Wales during the 2008-2009 Legal Year (1 October 2008 – 30 September 2009).”

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Changes to civil legal aid crack down on fraud and refocus resources – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in civil justice, fraud, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Legal Aid Minister Willy Bach has today announced the government will tighten the rules for civil legal aid so that fraudsters are uncovered at an early stage, and funding is better targeted.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Crackdown on legal aid will hit expats – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in civil justice, domicile, legal aid, news by sally

“British citizens living abroad are to be barred from claiming legal aid in England and Wales as part of a cost-cutting crackdown unveiled by the Government today.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2010

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Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations should be implemented speedily – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in civil justice, fees, insurance, news, reports by sally

“‘Access to Justice entails that those with meritorious claims (whether or not ultimately successful) are able to bring those claims before the courts for judicial resolution or post-issue settlement, as the case may be. It also entails that those with meritorious defences (whether or not ultimately successful) are able to put those defences before the courts for judicial resolution or alternatively, settlement based upon the merits of the case.’”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal costs emerge as defining issue of 2010’s biggest cases – The Lawyer

Posted January 11th, 2010 in civil justice, costs, legal aid, news by sally

“As the profession awaits Jackson LJ’s civil justice costs review, the cases set to shape this year’s litigation get underway.”

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The Lawyer, 10th January 2010

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A Judicial Perspective on the Conduct of Claims in the Current Climate – Speech by Lord Neuberger

Posted October 27th, 2009 in civil justice, speeches by sally

http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/speeches/2009/speech-lord-neuberger-26102009

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Butterworths’ Financial Institutions Litigation Conference, 23rd October 2009

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Lord Chief Justice warns of ‘mayhem’ over lack of legal aid for civil courts – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 27th, 2009 in civil justice, legal aid, news by sally

“The Lord Chief Justice has warned of ‘mayhem’ if people involved in disputes are priced out of the civil court system because legal aid is not available.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2009

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Access to justice: hope springs eternal – Speech by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony

Posted July 20th, 2009 in civil justice, rule of law, speeches by sally

Access to justice: hope springs eternal (PDF)

Speech by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, Master of the Rolls

The Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre Annual Lecture, 15th July 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Civil justice system: why we are doing well but can do better – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2009 in civil justice, civil procedure rules, costs, news by sally

“Ten years ago I took on the task of looking at how we could reform our slow and costly civil justice system. The resulting proposals were enshrined in new civil procedure rules (CPR). They were intended to transform, and I believe did transform, the legal system. The object was to create a new way of conducting civil litigation in England and Wales.”

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The Times, 11th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Have the Woolf reforms worked? – The Times

Posted April 9th, 2009 in civil justice, civil procedure rules, news by sally

“The changes made ten years ago have been a disaster for the civil justice system and need a radical rethink.”

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The Times, 9th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The Woolf Reforms: A singular event or an ongoing process? – Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

Posted December 11th, 2008 in civil justice, civil procedure rules, speeches by sally

The Woolf Reforms: A singular event or an ongoing process?

Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

British Academy, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

A UK Perspective on EU Civil Justice – Impact on Domestic Dispute Resolution – Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke

Posted October 25th, 2007 in civil justice, civil procedure rules, speeches by sally

A UK Perspective on EU Civil Justice – Impact on Domestic Dispute Resolution (pdf)

Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls.

EU Civil Justice Day Conference, 25th October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims – Department for Constitutional Affairs

“The first part of this paper reviews and makes proposals on the case management track limits for civil claims found in Part 26.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules. The second part considers how the claims process for personal injury cases could be streamlined to become more efficient and cost effective.”

Case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims CP 8/07, 20th April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk