Andrew Spooner Archive

The state of things to come

Changes may be afoot in the Civil Courts as a number of new initiatives are being progressed which are intended to shake up the way that the Courts do things. I say “may be afoot” as a number of these intended changes are being met with resistance or problems are being identified during the piloting of initiatives.

Rules, Costs, and Litigants in Person

Government cut backs have meant that the court landscape is changing; not only are costs under closer scrutiny then ever before but also there is a significant increase in the numbers of Litigants in Person. Lord Dyson has called for more training for lawyer to enable them to get to grips with the costs management regime as well as calling for more simplification of the Civil Procedure Rules to reduce delays in the justice system.
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