Archive for the 'Commercial Court' Category

Aikens flags up Box Clever case as trial run for litigation reforms – Legal Week

“Senior commercial judge Mr Justice Aikens has earmarked the ongoing Box Clever dispute as a ‘guinea pig’ case, in which he will test the post-BCCI working party recommendations to streamline large-scale commercial litigation.”

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Legal Week, 31st January 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Commercial Court publishes working party report on long trials – Judiciary of England and Wales

“The Commercial Court has today (6 December) published the report of its Long Trials Working Party set up under the chairmanship of Mr Justice Richard Aikens. The report was considered and adopted by the Commercial Court Judges and the Committee of Users of the Commercial Court at its meeting last Wednesday, 28 November 2007.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 6th December 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Commercial litigation reforms draw mixed response – The Times

“Litigation lawyers have been cautious in welcoming proposed reforms aimed at cutting the length and cost of complex commercial court cases.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Commercial trials reform will cut both costs and time – The Times

“The length and cost of mammoth commercial trials is set to be drastically curbed under proposed reforms seen by The Times.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

More companies head to court as economy worsens – The Times

“The Woolf reforms are facing their first ‘economic stress test’ as commercial court cases rise for the first time in six years.”

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The Times, 19th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Court dress consultation heads up busy period for Bar reviews – Legal Week

Consultations galore keep the Bar busy over the summer recess, Justice Aikens starts drawing up the final working party report and the Chancery and Commercial Bar Association appoint new chairmen. Claire Ruckin reports on the latest from the Bar.”

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Legal Week, 2nd August 2007

Source: http://legalweek.com

Blow to Commercial Court as planned e-filing of documents is put back to 2009 – Law Society’s Gazette

“The electronic filing of documents in England and Wales courts looks likely to be delayed by at least a year, the Gazette can reveal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Commercial bench feels squeeze – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Commercial Court is under pressure because of the number of judges needed to hear criminal cases – and terrorist trials in particular.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Related links: Report of the Commercial Court and Admiralty Court, 2005-2006 (PDF)

Litigation slump sees judiciary rewriting the record books – The Lawyer

“There is a general consensus within the legal profession that there has been a downturn in commercial litigation, the judiciary claimed otherwise last week, but now it is not so sure.”

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The Lawyer, 15th May 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

BCCI working party to push for robust use of judges’ powers to limit rising dispute costs – Legal Week

“A top-level, post-BCCI commercial litigation working party, chaired by the judge in charge of the commercial court Mr Justice Aikens, is to lay out its proposals in an ambitious bid to reform the way complex cases are managed.”

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Legal Week, 3rd May 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com


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