Lord Justice Jackson published his final report of his fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation in January 2010. The report’s recommendations are now in implementation stage.
The Chancellor of the High Court has announced a review of the practice and procedure of the Chancery Division, both in and outside London, with a brief to make recommendations for change.
This section contains information on the current numbers of judges in England and Wales, including numbers of women and minority ethnic judges and magistrates.
Practice Directions support relevant rules. In particular they set out procedures that mean to achieve uniformity in practice.
Senior judges sometimes issue protocols or guidance about how criminal cases should be handled. For example sharing good practice helps judges reduce delays in court proceedings.
On the 1 April 2011 the functions of the Judicial Studies Board (JSB) transferred to the Judicial College. However, many publications issued by the JSB continue to be directly relevant to the work of the judiciary.
From time to time, members of the senior judiciary issue guidance on a variety of issues.
From time to time, judges will wish to respond to government proposals on issues which have a direct impact on the running of the courts.
This section will include copies of reports which are relevant to the work of the judiciary.
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