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Privatised systems of justice mean “the law can ossify”, LCJ warns

Privatised systems of justice, such as arbitration, can result in situations where the “law can ossify” and democracy is undermined, the Lord Chief Justice has warned. Lord Thomas said that “many have felt” that the restrictions on the right to appeal decisions of commercial arbitrators were “too tight”.

November 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Leveson: civil courts could introduce online screening of cases

Sir Brian Leveson, president of the Queen’s Bench Division, has argued that a “change in approach” is needed by the civil and family courts, including the introduction of a “screening process”. He said this could lead to “early neutral evaluation” by a lawyer, expert or judge.

November 13th, 2015 | No Comments »