Civil Process and Woolf Reforms

Lord Woolf reviewed the Civil Justice System

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Lord Woolf's review of the Civil Justice System

Lord Woolf reviewed the Civil Justice System

Cost - One side exceeds costs 40% of the time
Delay - Time between incident giving rise trial up to 3 years
Complexity - Specialised cases required lawyers, Terminology,

Main changes:
Unified procedure (High Court + County Court used same forms + modernisation)

Pre-Action Protocols
- Push parties into behaving reasonably during pre-trial

- (Alternative Dispute Resolution) - Parties try to settle

Case Management
- Bring cases to trials more quickly and effectively

Three Track System
- Small Claims: £5k 

                                     Fast Track: £5k to £25k
                                     Multi Track: Over £25k

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