- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- Table of Cases
- Table of Legislation
- 1 Introduction
- 2 The Woolf Reforms: A Singular Event or an Ongoing Process?
- 3 Civil Litigation: What is it For?
- 4 What is the Meaning of CPR r 1.1(1)?
- 5 ‘Actively’: The Word that Changed the Civil Courts
- 6 Litigation Management under the CPR: A Poorly-used Management Infrastructure
- 7 Group Litigation, Class Actions, and Collective Redress: An Anniversary Reappraisal of Lord Woolf’s Three Objectives
- 8 A Blot on the Landscape
- 9 Costs Orders as a Case Management Tool
- 10 Costs Shifting, Security for Costs, and Class Actions: Lessons from Elsewhere
- 11 Litigation, Cost, Funding, and the Future
- 12 CPR r 32.1(2): Case Management Tool or Broad Exclusionary Power?
- 13 Disputes of Fact in Interim Applications
- 14 Proportionality and Suitability of the Disclosure Regime under the CPR
- 15 Experts and Woolf: Have Things Got Better?
- 16 The Role of the Expert under CPR Pt 35
- 17 ADR after the CPR: Have ADR Initiatives Now Assured Mediation an Integral Role in the Civil Justice System in England and Wales?
- 18 Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Threat of Adverse Costs, and the Right of Access to Court
- 19 Civil Procedure in the European Order: An Overview of the Latest Developments
- 20 The Influences of the CPR on Civil Procedure and Evidence Reform in the Netherlands
- 21 The Ethos of the Woolf Reforms in the Transformations of Post-socialist Civil Procedures: Case Study of Poland
- 22 The Woolf Reforms: What’s the Verdict?
- 23 The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years on: The Practitioners’ Perspective
- 24 Some Thoughts on the First Seven and a Half Years of the CPR
- (p.1) 1 Introduction
- The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On
- Oxford University Press
The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), which unified the rules of civil procedure in the High Court and county courts for the first time, took effect in April 1999. Based on the findings of Lord Woolf's Access to Justice inquiry, the CPR represented the single greatest change to the rules of civil procedure in England and Wales since the introduction of the Rules of the Supreme Court in 1883. This chapter discusses the broader historical, procedural, and policy contexts within which we might understand the CPR as being ‘a new procedural code’. It also discusses case management, costs and funding, civil evidence, and alternative dispute resolution. It also considers both the influence of the CPR on procedural reform in Europe, and the effects of EC.
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