Review of the Administration of Civil Justice: Deadline Extended

Author: James Roddy

May 9, 2018

The deadline for receipt of submissions to the Review of the Administration of Civil Justice has now been extended to 30 June 2018.

A group chaired by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Kelly, was established in 2017. The aim of this review is to examine the current administration of civil justice in the State with a view to:

  • Improving access to justice.
  • Reducing the cost of litigation including costs to the State.
  • Improving procedures and practices so as to ensure timely hearings.
  • The removal of obsolete, unnecessary or over-complex rules of procedure.
  • Reviewing the law of discovery.
  • Encouraging alternative methods of dispute resolution.
  • Reviewing the use of electronic methods of communications including e-litigation.
  • Examining the extent to which pleadings and submissions and other court documents should be available or accessible on the internet.
  • Identifying steps to achieve more effective outcomes for court users with particular emphasis on vulnerable court users including children and young persons, impecunious litigants who ineligible for civil legal aid and wards of court.

The group will ultimately report to the Minister for Justice and Equality making recommendations on the above.

Submissions should be sent solely in electronic form to  

More detailed information on the terms of reference and membership of the Group is available here.

Our previous blog on this topic can be accessed here.

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