‘Actively’: The Word that Changed the Civil Courts

Robert Turner

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576883
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702228 | DOI:
‘Actively’: The Word that Changed the Civil Courts

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This chapter considers the importance of active case management to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). It argues that to understand the present regime of case management, it is vital to know something of the former regime. When criticism is levelled at the perceived shortcomings of the Woolf Reforms, it is important to recall the manner in which civil litigation was previously conducted as a game, according to rules, but often with unjust and unfair consequences.

Keywords: active case management; Civil Procedure Rules; CPR; Woolf Reforms; civil litigation

Chapter.  5506 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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