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“ADR is failing” says Civil Justice Council but compulsion is not yet the answer

The Woolf reforms have failed to embed alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a major report by the Civil Justice Council said today, but it stopped short of calling for the introduction of compulsory ADR. However, a minority of members on the expert working group behind the report did back compulsion.

October 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

Civil Justice Council decides against new housing court

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has decided not to back a new housing court to deal with all property disputes, despite support for the move among lawyers in the sector. Instead it recommended flexible deployment of judges to avoid a “multiplicity of proceedings”.

May 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »

CJC argues against mediation service run by small business commissioner

The Civil Justice Council has argued against the idea that the government’s proposed small business commissioner should set up a new mediation service. The CJC was highly critical of plans to penalise businesses which failed to take part in mediation.

September 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

CJC calls for extension of fixed costs to fight fraud

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has called for the extension of fixed recoverable costs to help in the fight against personal injury fraud. It also backed caps on claims management charges.

May 18th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

CJC and Bar Council condemn plans for second wave of court fee rises

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) and Bar Council have condemned government plans for a second wave of court fee rises. The CJC said the latest plans would have a “particularly adverse effect on lower value claimants”.

March 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »

Motor Insurers’ Bureau chief awarded OBE

Ashton West, chief executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) since 2003, has been awarded an OBE for services to road safety. Mr West was a founder member of the Civil Justice Council.

January 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

Costs committee under fire after rejection of GHR plans

The costs committee of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has been attacked by litigation solicitors and the Law Society after the surprise rejection of its plans for new guideline hourly rates (GHR) by the Master of the Rolls.

July 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Lord Dyson: Lack of evidence means no new guideline hourly rates

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, has rejected recommendations for new guideline hourly rates (GHR) because of a “fundamental” shortcoming in the evidence.

July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

Foskett attacks defendant firms over failure to respond to GHR review

Mr Justice Foskett, chairman of the Civil Justice Council’s costs committee, has hit out at defendant law firms for failing to respond to the survey informing its review of the guideline hourly rates (GHR).

July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

Fancy a piece of the action? High-powered group to advise on introduction of contingency fees

An 11-man working party will meet for the first time today to advise on how to introduce contingency fees for court work in England and Wales. The working party has been set up by the Civil Justice Council.

July 17th, 2012 | Comments Off on Fancy a piece of the action? High-powered group to advise on introduction of contingency fees