The Administration Of Civil Law

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The Administration of Civil Law In 1996 Lord Woolf reconstructed his review on Civil Justice which led to the Access to Justice Act 1999. There were a number of criticisms within the system and Lord Woolf’s aim was to reduce cost, delay and complexity within the system and increase access to justice. (Elliot & Quinn, 2015). There are currently 216 county courts that are solely concerned with civil work. Around 170 of them are divorce county courts and have jurisdiction to hear undefended divorce and adoption or guardianship cases. In the High Court, civil work, divorce and family matters still remain, though there is a separate Family Court which was introduced in April 2014. Next is the court of Appeal, followed by the Supreme Court. (i.b.i.d). Question One: Before a trial or case management begins, a case must first be allocated to one of the three tracks; small claims, fast track or multi-track. This will determine the future conduct of proceedings. In order to determine which track would be the most appropriate the court gives questionnaires to each party. The answers to the questionnaires will help to determine in which track the case would be dealt with best. If Harriet were to claim a value of £10,000 or less then this would be the small claims track. In this procedure she would be advised to contact an experienced adviser, such as a Citizens Advice Bureau, usually one close to her. In the outcome of most cases the court would not order for the solicitors’ costs to
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