Civil Justice Council

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) is an advisory body which oversees and co-ordinates the modernisation of the civil justice system in England and Wales. It was established in 1998 under the Civil Procedure Act 1997. This section of the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary web site includes information about the CJC’s working groups, consultations, responses and other documents on a variety of subjects, annual reports 2003 onwards, and an archive of information about the CJC’s previous work.

Civil Litigation Brief

A blog providing information and comment on developments in civil procedure, written by Gordon Exall, a barrister practising at Kings Chambers Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham and Hardwicke Chambers London.

Civil Procedure Rule Committee

The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) apply in the Court of Appeal, the High Court of Justice and the County Court in civil cases in England and Wales. The Civil Procedure Rule Committee’s section of the GOV.UK portal site includes the current text of the Rules and related Practice Directions, and information about updates to them. There are also pre-action protocols and forms, policy papers and consultations, and information for litigants in person.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service: About Us

This page on the GOV.UK site has information on all of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales for which Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service provides administrative support. This includes quick links wherever relevant to official procedure guides such as the Chancery Guide, Queen’s Bench Guide and Technology and Construction Court Guide. Under each court there is also a “Court Information” section which typically includes links to forms, cause lists, practice directions and relevant sections of the Civil Procedure Rules.

Lawtel: Litigator

Subscription service. Lawtel includes within its Litigator section (one of the “Specialist Areas”) a searchable Civil Procedure database, containing the full text version of the Rules, their Schedules, Protocols and Practice Directions, plus commentary, articles and case law.