Dr Hugh Koch, Professor Christian Diesen, Dr Tom Boyd, and Nicole Hampton discuss the use of therapeutic jurisprudence and total quality management in civil litigation

There is a growing interest in how the UK justice system can develop its processes, covering cost containment, access to justice, quality improvement, and perceived outcomes. The ramifications and benefits of the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) implemented over 15 years ago have started to percolate through and agendas for further development and training are being discussed.

The International Congress on Law and Mental Health held in Vienna in July 2015 illustrated that
in many ways the UK justice system has developed many processes, both legal and medico-legal,
that are ahead of what is practised in other European and North American systems.