This is the fourth article in our series of five pieces looking at the Big Building Blocks for the reforms being implemented during 2022 in the civil justice system of England and Wales.

This month, we look at the Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence, “Dispute Resolution in England and Wales”.

Published in August 2021, the call had a deadline of 30 September for responses, which was extended to 31 October in reaction to cries of anguish about the short deadline.

That short deadline was entirely in keeping with the urgent pace of progress injected into the reform movement by both senior judiciary and government. No more big-name reviews followed by big tents, little tents, engagement sessions…...

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