Woolf Reforms


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Woolf Reforms

the reforms to the civil justice system in England and Wales that followed the review of the system undertaken by Lord Woolf These are now implemented by Civil Procedure Rules. A central feature of the reforms was that cases should be allocated to an appropriate ‘TRACK’ depending upon their value. Also important was the idea that once a case is allocated to a track judges should manage its progress rather than, as in the past, that the parties and their lawyers should be in control of the speed at which the case progresses. Costs are now strictly controlled and are expected to reflect the value of the cause.