The senior judiciary has confirmed its endorsement of the final report of the Civil Courts Structure Review, and its support of the recommendations made by Lord Justice Briggs.
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd and The Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, issued a joint statement which said:
“The review covers important ground, and while the Online Court caught the headlines, there are 62 recommendations in the report which merit equal attention. The judiciary will continue to work with the Government and HMCTS to develop further the conclusions Lord Justice Briggs reached, and bring them to fruition alongside wider court modernisation.”
“The justice system is undergoing a long overdue improvement programme. The judiciary is involved and informing every aspect of this. Lord Justice Briggs’ major review will ensure that the overall system for civil justice is improved for its users in a coherent as well as comprehensive manner. A team of civil judges has been established to lead on this work within the judiciary”.
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd and The Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton