Tony Guise considers the effects of the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2021 on litigation

On Thursday 28 April 2022, Royal Assent was given to the Judicial Review and Courts Bill 2021 (the Act). In provisions largely overlooked by the press and politicians alike, Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Act provides for the biggest reform of English and Welsh civil procedure for 150 years.

To paraphrase the words of Lord Leggatt and Lady Rose in the opening paragraph of the UK Supreme Court’s dissenting speech in Bott & Co Solicitors Limited v Ryanair DAC [2022] UKSC 8 (Bott): “…a small but important piece of the jigsaw of [the] litigation landscape” just slotted into place – but of Bott, ...

Tony Guise

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