Civil

Long Trials Working Party
The Commercial Court Working Party on Long Trials was set up after the experience of two very large claims led to well publicised criticisms of the procedures used in long and complex trials. Without pre-judging ...

Annual report 2006/2007
This report covers the work of the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) in England and Wales for the period from 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2007. The TCC is a specialist court which deals ...

Should the Civil Courts be unified?
In January 2008 the Judicial Executive Board, comprising the senior judges in England and Wales, invited Sir Henry Brooke, a retired Appeal Court judge, to conduct an inquiry into the question of civil court unification. ...



Access to Environmental Justice
Ensuring access to environmental justice in England and Wales “When it signed up to the Aarhus Convention nearly a decade ago the United Kingdom undertook to ensure that ordinary members of the public who wished ...

Reform of the Patents County Court
Intellectual Property Court Users’ Committee This report contains the Proposals for Reform of the Patents County Court: The Working Group 5. The Consultation 5. Executive summary 6. Background 7. The results of the Consultation 8. ...

Controlling costs in defamation proceedings
|General|Guidance|Civil
Master of the Rolls (MoR) Private Office response We agree with the statement in the MoJ consultation paper that “there is an inherent unfairness in the present system, which impacts disproportionately on defendants in defamation ...

Court mediation service manual
|Guidance|Civil
In November 2004, the National Mediation Helpline was launched, and has since become established as an efficient means of providing mediation services throughout England and Wales. This means that, any court user anywhere in England ...