Tony Guise considers seven key speeches in litigation and ADR


If you are confused by the plethora of consultations, reports, Calls for Evidence and speeches about civil justice reform that filled 2021, then this article is for you. In it, I plot a path of the likely direction of travel for the civil, family and tribunal justice system in 2022 and beyond, as set out in seven speeches by the Master of the Rolls in his first year of office, 2021.

This article is in keeping with the second of the Solicitors Journals' ten founding principles: to promote discussion of projects of law reform. This and the other nine principles being proudly published in its first edition, on Saturday 3 January 1857.

The seven speeches are (links embedded):