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Court reform: delivering better justice – Ministry of Justice

“Reform of the court estate will help deliver a modern, efficient justice system with victims and witnesses at its centre, Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th December 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bar Council Says That the Time Is Right to Consult on Legal Aid and Civil Justice, but Warns of Need for Safeguards to Protect Vulnerable – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has said that the launch of Government consultations on reform of the legal aid system and on civil litigation is necessary but the impact of the proposals on the most vulnerable must be considered very carefully.”

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The Bar Council, 15th November 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Legal aid cuts are a brutal shrinkage of justice – The Guardian

“The scope of Kenneth Clarke’s mooted reforms is breathtaking, and the legal aid cuts introduced as part of this process are brutal. A raft of reforms, from criminal justice right the way through to the funding of clinical negligence claims, are now up in the air.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chancery Lane publishes Jackson review response – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society today warned against piecemeal implementation of Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals on civil litigation costs, telling the government that this could be ‘very damaging’ to access to justice. Jackson himself has said that his reforms will not succeed unless they are implemented as a whole.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Jackson report: litigation processes and their impact on costs – Law Society’s Gazette

“Much has already been said about Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals for success fees, after-the-event insurance, costs shifting and the like, but much less, if anything, about litigation processes, and their impact on costs. Yet it is surely unarguable that a streamlining or simplification of the litigation process would result in a reduction in costs.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th April 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Torture trial secrecy unfair, court told – The Guardian

“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

“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


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