Tony Guise critically considers the effect of the Judicial Review and Courts Bill on procedure rules

The civil litigation industry is about to undergo a change as far-reaching as that which swept away the old, outdated working practices that dominated Fleet Street in the 1980s.

Senior Judiciary, working with the Government, are about to implement changes which will mean:

Much more of:

  • Fixed recoverable costs
  • Rolling reform
  • Higher court fees
  • ADR
  • Online management of ADR processes (not just video enabled meetings)
  • Movement of the action in litigation from trial to Pre-Action

Much less of:

  • Costs drafting work (with one senior costs draftsman recently predicting thousands of redundancies)
  • Civil Justice Council co-o...
    Tony Guise

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