Following his Interim Report on the civil court structure review, Lord Justice Briggs will be addressing solicitors on the main themes contained in his review: the online court, case officers, number of civil courts, routes of appeal, enforcements, and boundaries. This is an opportunity for members to hear directly from LJ Briggs about his reforms, to ask him questions, and to address any concerns ahead of the publication of his Final report.

Why attend?

This is an opportunity to hear about the Civil Court Structure Review directly from Lord Justice Briggs, and to discuss with him some of the issues that arise from his interim review.

The Civil Courts Structure Review was commissioned by the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls in July 2015.
Its terms of reference are as follows:

  • To carry out a review of the structure by which the Civil Courts (namely the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal) provide the State’s service for the resolution of civil disputes in England and Wales.
  • To review the boundaries between the Civil Courts and (i) the Family Court (ii) the Tribunals Service and (iii) other private providers of civil dispute resolution services, but not the internal structures of those other entities.
  • To make recommendations for structural change including, in particular, the structures by which the fruits of the reform programme may best be integrated into the present structure of the Civil Courts.
  • To make recommendations for the deployment of judges and delegated judicial officers to particular classes of case.
  • To carry out such informal consultation with judges, the professions and stakeholders as the timeframe permits.
  • To make a written interim report to the Lord Chief Justice and to the Master of the Rolls (as Head of Civil Justice) by the end of 2015

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Who should attend?

The event is aimed at all solicitors, especially those working in the following areas:

  • Civil law
  • Family law
  • Employment
  • Mental health

This event is free to attend.