The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

  Country profile: UNITED KINGDOM

 
CEPEJ Member

 

National Correspondent

John Stacey - President of the CEPEJ
Government Advisor for the Efficiency and Quality of Justice
johnstacey.cepej@btinternet.com

 

Rory MUNRO
Civil Justice Reform Programme Manager
rory.munro@justice.gsi.gov.uk
020 3334 3101
Civil Justice Reform
Access To Justice
Justice Policy Group
Ministry of Justice
4.22 102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ

 

Munira Dossaji
International Directorate
Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
LONDON SW1H 9AJ
Munira.Dossaji@justice.gsi.gov.uk

 
Amrita Ohbi
International Directorate
Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
LONDON SW1H 9AJ
Amrita.Ohbi@justice.gsi.gov.uk

Ecosse
Julie Guy
Senior Researcher

Criminal and Civil Justice Division
Scottish government
0131 244 6938;
julie.guy@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

 

Northern Ireland
Paula O'NEILL
Belfast
Paula.ONeill@dojni.x.gsi.gov.uk

     
Member of the Lisbon Network

 

Pilot Courts
 
 

Marie Day
Interim Head of Regional Support Unit - South East Region HM Courts & Tribunals Service
marie.day5@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court
301 Silbury Boulevard, Witan Gate East
Milton Keynes MK9 2AJ / United Kingdom
Jurisdiction: First instance criminal and family court

 

Master Steven Whitaker

  The High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division

   Royal Courts of Justice

   Strand

   LONDON, WC2A 2LL,

   seniormaster@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk

     

Evaluation Exercise


     

Events


Summary and report of initiatives organised by member States in the framework of the European Day for Civil Justice (2011)

European Day for civil Justice (Edinburgh, 18 octobre 2010)

This year, the Scottish Government and the Law Society of Scotland co-hosted an event on 18 October to mark EU Civil Justice Day. It focused on key developments in EU civil law that had a significant domestic impact. Topics for discussion included: small claims debt recovery and enforcement; succession law and family law. Tools designed to simplify the provision of cross-border legal advice such as the e-justice portal were also be presented. (more)

     
Links to relevant Institutions

 

Resources
 

Legal texts (Codes, laws, regulations etc.)

    England and Wales:

    www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk
   www.justice.gov.uk

    www.tribunals.gov.uk

    Tribunals information can be found on the specific websites of each Tribunal, where it is legally possible to share the information. The main website would be the first port of call to find which Tribunal is specific to the enquiry.
    Northern Ireland:

    Scotland: http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/library/rules/index.asp
   This only provides information on a selection of most used Rules of Court. It does not provide complete coverage of all Rules of Court 

 

Case-law of the higher court/s

    England and Wales:

    www.supremecourt.gov.uk

    www.judiciary.gov.uk

    www.tribunals.gov.uk

    For Tribunals information can be found on the specific websites of each Tribunal, where it is legal possible to share the information. The main website would be the first port of call to find which Tribunal is specific to the enquiry.
    Northern Ireland:

     Scotland: http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinionsApp/

 

Other documents (e.g. forms)

    England and Wales:

    www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/HMCSCourtFinder/FormFinder.do

    www.tribunals.gov.uk

    For Tribunals information can be found on the specific websites of each Tribunal, where it is legal possible to share the information. The main website would be the first port of call to find which Tribunal is specific to the enquiry.

    Northern Ireland:

    Scotland: http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/library/rules/index.asp
    This only provides information on a selection of most used Court Forms. It does not provide complete coverage of all Court forms.

     
Recent developments in the judicial field

Briefing for Council of Europe Meeting in Strasbourg – 20-21 June 2013 on the Jackson Reforms – Civil Litigation Funding and Costs

Dozens of flexible court pilots that will speed up cases and help modernise criminal justice services have been unveiled by Justice Minister Damian Green (October 2012)

Reports on the implementation of the CEPEJ guidelines for judicial time management in 7 pilot courts / institutions (Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom) (March 2011)

Presentation of the project Small Claims Mediation Service (UK) by Mr Simon Madden, Head of Civil Justice Transformation and Dispute Resolution Policy, Civil, Family and Legal Aid Policy Directorate, Ministry of Justice of the UK, at the main event of the European Day of Civil Justice, in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on 25 October 2010  

Presentation in UK o the new CEPEJ guidelines for a better implementation of the existing Council of Europe’s Recommendation on enforcement (February 2010)

Organisational chart of the system of justice