Last month, I considered the Judicial Review and Courts Bill (the bBill). The bBill creates online procedure rules for civil courts, family courts and the tribunals.
This month we consider the Civil Justice Council’s (CJC) Report on Compulsory ADR (the ADR Report), accessible on: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Civil-Justice-Council-Compulsory-ADR-report.pdf. Published in June 2021, to much fanfare, its reception was not always kind.
Before we dip deeper into the report’s implications for practitioners and clients alike, a word, or two, about the new...