Chancery Modernisation Review
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.
The Chancellor of the High Court has asked Mr Justice Briggs to be the judge in charge of the review, assisted by Mr Justice Newey. There is to be an experienced advisory panel. The review is to be completed within 2013.
Consultees are currently being contacted with a questionnaire and are being invited to provide initial views by the end of March. If you are a Chancery court user and wish to make any suggestions they will be gratefully received. You are invited to send them in a Word document attached to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms of Reference
- To review the current practices and procedures for the conduct of business in the Chancery Division of the High Court, taking into account the changes about to be implemented following the Jackson Report.
- To consider whether the case management of business in the Chancery Division best serves the needs of court users and, if not, to make proposals for change.
- To consider whether the current basis for the allocation of judicial resources for business in the Chancery Division makes best use of the available skills and experience of those exercising judicial functions there and, if not, to make proposals for change.
- To consider the implications for business in the Chancery Division of the imminent reduction in the availability of Legal Aid, and to make recommendations designed to secure the best access to justice for self represented litigants.
- To report within 12 months.
- Provisional report by end July 2013
- Consultation by end October 2013
- Report by end December 2013