Law Society policy adviser Alice Owen and Section committee members James Perry and Raj Rai were invited to a demonstration of a prototype of the online court last month. Here, they explain what they saw - and why there is still much work to be done.
Nerys Thomas looks at new guidance to practitioners about changes to CPR 61 (admiralty claims) and the expectations of the admiralty courts in collisions claims in which electronic track data is available.
The 88th update to the Civil Procedure Rules (SI 2017/95) makes several important changes which will all come into force by 6 April. Cait Sweeney looks at the pivotal developments.
Does Lord Justice Briggs’ digital vision truly appreciate the needs of users with a disability, asks Richard Schaverien.
Changes in funding and the abolition of legal aid are causing well-publicised problems in relation to representation – or the lack of it – in court. Coupled with the significant increase in litigants in person (LiPs), they are dramatically slowing down the courts system. Kerry Underwood explains why he is so concerned about the rise of non-traditional representation arrangements.
The Woolf and Jackson reforms have failed and the cost of litigation has rocketed, says David Abraham. Here, he outlines his vision for a streamlined litigation system in light of Lord Justice Jackson’s call for fixed fees to apply to all claims up to £250k.
On 9 June, the Law Society invited Lord Justice Briggs to Chancery Lane to talk about his proposals for the civil courts. We summarise the main talking points from his speech, and also share the findings of his Q&A session with the audience
We report back from Lord Justice Briggs’ consultation event in Bristol on 9 May 2016
The 81st update to the Civil Procedure Rules comes into force on 1 October 2015. Cait Sweeney explains what’s changed
A new CPR 3.1A is coming into force on 1 October, setting out case management powers when dealing with litigants in person. Gareth Raisbeck puts the new rule under the microscope - will it lead to smoother court proceedings?