Civil justice system

JUSTICE’s civil justice work has been instrumental in shaping the structural changes to the civil courts and tribunal estate being undertaken through Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunals Reform Programme. Our recommendation for the introduction of a registrar in courts responsible for proactively case managing disputes and exercising devolved procedural functions is being realised through the role of “authorised court and tribunal staff” in the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff Act) 2018. Our recent work has focused on ensuring people who are “digitally excluded” can access online justice and has considered and proposed innovative ways in which legal advice can be delivered. We are currently considering how the civil justice system can better resolve housing disputes.