Lord Woolf 's The Civil Procedure Rules

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Within England and Wales the Civil Procedure Rules govern the way in which a case should be conducted within the courts. These rules were introduced in 1999 to enable the court within England and Wales to deal with cases honestly and by restructuring the civil justice process they were able to do. This was to resolve the cases quickly and effectively without utilizing court proceedings. The Civil Procedure rules can be applied within the County courts, The High Court and The Civil Division of the Court of Appeal. Lord Woolf put these new Civil Procedure Rules into place. Lord Woolf published a final report in 1996, this final report analysed in detail what the reforms would fulfil and whether they would be well received. This then…show more content…
The rule suggests that the legal representatives and their parties should assist the judges in order to achieve the objective. Under section 1.1 of the Civil Procedure Rules it discusses the way in which practitioners should behave in order to succeed . In 1999 the Civil Procedure Rules came into place these rules were accompanied by Practice Directions , which replaced the Rules of the Supreme Court and also the County Court Rule . These amendments allowed the rules to be simpler also providing an extensive outline for a general application. Lord Woolf suggested that there should be a transformation of the literature, which would be able to support the approach and the legal interpretation of words. The new rules were created to have an accessible and equal attitude due the overriding objective. On the other hand, the new rules did introduce many changes but many of them came from the old system such as, before action begins the claimant has to communicate with the defendant; also the claimant should take action within a fixed period. However every proceeding starts with the claim form; this became the substitute for the writ, which was usually for the High court, and the summons for the County Court. This allowed the new system to be much simpler and efficient compared to the old system . The Pre action protocols were created to focus on the
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