Tony Guise reports on the recent CJC day conference
“The Civil Justice Council (CJC) is an Advisory Public Body which was established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997 with responsibility for overseeing and co-ordinating the modernisation of the civil justice system.” Thus, the CJC’s website describes their role. In the almost 25 years since it was established, their activities have waxed and waned as successive Heads have come and gone. The Judge recommending its inception, Lord Woolf MR, made limited use of it. Subsequent chairs, such as Lord Phillips MR and Lord Clarke MR made greater use of the Council. Current Chair, Sir Geoffrey Vos, seems particularly passionate about its role at the heart of civil justice reform in England and Wales. In the 11 months s...