Archive for the 'civil justice' Category

Bar Council Establishes CLAF Group in Response to Proposed Jackson Reforms – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today established a working group to explore the viability of a Contingency Legal Aid Fund (CLAF) in the wake of the Government’s response to its consultation on civil litigation costs.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 1st April 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Swindlers (Including The Master of The Rolls?) Not Wanted: Bentham and Justice Reform – Speech by The Master of the Rolls

“Swindlers (Including The Master of The Rolls?) Not Wanted: Bentham and Justice Reform. Speech by the Master of the Rolls: Bentham Lecture 2011.”

Full speech

Judiciary of England and Wales, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Bar Council on Jackson Reforms: Cost Reduction Welcome but Must Be Targeted to Safeguard Access to Justice – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, will today respond to the Government’s proposals for the reform of the costs of civil litigation. It will say that cost reduction is in the public interest but will warn that whilst cost reduction is welcome significant threats to access to justice must be addressed and that one size cannot fit all in litigation.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 14th February 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Law academics slam Jackson’s civil justice proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

“An independent panel of law academics has branded Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals to reform civil litigation costs as ‘misleading and ‘inconsistent with a fundamental principle of civil justice’, as it published a report today.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 11th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Jackson attacks government’s partial reform plan – Law Society’s Gazette

“Lord Justice Jackson criticised the way the government plans to implement his reforms to civil justice costs in a sternly worded letter to the justice secretary last week.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 27th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Proposals for reform of civil litigation funding and costs in England and Wales: Lord Justice Jackson response – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Lord Justice Jackson has sent the Lord Chancellor his response to the Ministry of Justice consultation paper on civil litigation funding and costs. The consultation closes on 14 February 2011.”

Full response

Judiciary of England & Wales, 20th January 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Family lawyers hail new code – Law Society’s Gazette

“Family lawyers have welcomed last week’s publication of the long-awaited Family Procedure Rules 2010, which will come into force on 6 April.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 13th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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