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Group Litigation, Class Actions, and Collective Redress: An Anniversary Reappraisal of Lord Woolf’s Three Objectives

Susan MC Gibbons

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In his Final Report on Access to Justice, Lord Woolf identified three fundamental objectives for the English multi-party litigation regime. This chapter critically analyses those objectives, focusing ... More


Introduction

Déirdre Dwyer

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), which unified the rules of civil procedure in the High Court and county courts for the first time, took effect in April 1999. Based on the findings of Lord Woolf's ... More


The Woolf Reforms: What’s the Verdict?

Michael Zander

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the Woolf Reforms and their effects on civil litigation process. It also argues that Lord Woolf based his proposals on very little empirical evidence, and overlooked other ... More


Procedure

Ross Cranston

in How Law Works

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199292073
eISBN:
9780191700699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292073.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter describes the implications of the Lord Woolf reforms for settlements, a less adversarial culture and the cost of litigation. In ... More


How Law Works

Ross Cranston

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199292073
eISBN:
9780191700699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292073.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Access to justice, equality before the law, and the rule of law are three fundamental values underpinning the civil justice system. This book examines these values and ... More


Costs Orders as a Case Management Tool

Peter Hurst

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses three main areas in which the court attempts to control costs by means of costs orders, namely: estimates, costs capping, and protective costs orders. Lord Woolf recommended ... More


A Blot on the Landscape

John Peysner

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses why the English civil costs regime has failed, and what needs to be done for it to recover. In 1995, Lord Woolf in his Interim Report stated that, ‘the expense of litigation is ... More


Civil Procedure in the European Order: An Overview of the Latest Developments

Carla Crifò

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In the last ten years, there have been two major developments with regards to the rules of court in civil matters. One has been the creation and consolidation of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) upon ... More


Judicial Independence and Judicial Impartiality

Theodor Meron

in The Making of International Criminal Justice: The View from the Bench: Selected Speeches

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608935
eISBN:
9780191729706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608935.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter presents a speech by Theodor Meron, which emphasizes a few themes that are crucial to the notions of judicial independence and impartiality. Meron draws in part on the experience of ... More


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