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Chancery Division review to assess impact of Jackson and legal aid cuts

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Mr Justice Briggs: tasked with reporting by the end of the year

The impact of the Jackson reforms and cuts in legal aid on business in the Chancery Division are to be assessed after the Chancellor of the High Court last week announced a review.

Sir Terence Etherton has asked Mr Justice Briggs to lead the review of the practice and procedure of the Chancery Division, both in and outside London, with a brief to make recommendations for change.

He will assisted by Mr Justice Newey and an experienced advisory panel.

The timetable is to produce a provisional report by end of July, followed by a three-month consultation, with the final report published by the end of the year.

Consultees are currently being contacted with a questionnaire and are being invited to provide initial views by the end of March.

The review’s terms of reference are:

For a copy of the court user questionnaire, click here [2].