Stacey works within the Ministry of Justice and is
currently part of the International Directorate and
is head of International Development for Court
Administration. Apart from the CEPEJ, Johnís
responsibilities include negotiating international
bi-laterals for judicial cooperation and undertaking
projects to develop judicial systems across Europe.
John first started working for the Courts in England
and Wales in 1970 and has held numerous posts
including court management, policy development and
head of Civil Operations for the Civil Courts. Over
the years he has been involved in and seen many
changes of which the most significant were the Civil
Justice reforms introduced by Lord Woolf and the
evolution of the Lord Chancellorís Department into
the Department for Constitutional Affairs and now
the Ministry of Justice.
Throughout his career he has tried to improve the
citizenís ability to achieve access to justice by
developing procedures where litigants could obtain
redress without the need for lawyers. He was also
one of the champions of introducing plain English
into court documents removing many of the myths
attached to legal proceedings.
John has been elected President
of the CEPEJ in December 2010.