The Chancellor of the High Court has today announced a review of the practice and procedure of the Chancery Division in light of the imminent Jackson and legal aid reforms.
The review will consider the working of the court both in and outside London, making recommendations for change.
In particular it will consider whether the court’s practices and procedures should be changed in light of Jackson and imminent reduction in the availability of legal aid, to ensure the best access to justice for unrepresented litigants.
The review will also examine the court’s case management and allocation of judicial resources to ensure it makes best use of the judges’ available.
Sir Terence Etherton has asked Mr Justice Briggs to lead the review, assisted by Mr Justice Newey and an advisory panel.
Court users are invited to complete a questionnaire or submit their views to the panel by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of March.
The review is to be completed within 2013.
For further information and a copy of the court user questionnaire see the Judiciary website.