About the CJC

The CJC is an Advisory Public Body which was established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997. The Council’s statutory duty is to review the civil justice system and make recommendations to the Lord Chancellor, the judiciary and the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on the development of the civil justice system to make it more accessible, fair and efficient.

Annual Reports

View the CJC’s annual reports here

Business Plans

Business Plans set out the work of the Civil Justice Council

Minutes and synopsis of meetings

Minutes and Synopsis of CJC meetings

Executive Committee

View membership and terms of reference for the CJC Executive Committee here


Information about membership, register of interests and diversity

Policies and Guidance

The CJC’s policies and guidance