Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Ten Year Anniversary of the Civil Procedure Rules

Sunday 26th April marked the 10 year anniversary of the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules. It was intended that they would change the way litigation was conducted, addressing issues such as cost, complexity and delay.

To mark the occasion LexisNexis hosted a debate, chaired by Lord Neuberger on:
'Have the CPR been effective in addressing those ills and bringing about Lord Woolf’s stated aim of increasing access to justice?'

Other panellists were:
Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls
Simon Davis – Clifford Chance
District Judge Michael Walker
Professor Michael Zander QC – London School of Economics

It is possible to listen to excerpts and highlights or the whole debate (registration needed).

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