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 and is currently sponsored by the Judicial Office. This section of the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary web site includes information about the CJC’s working parties, consultations, responses and other documents on a variety of subjects, and annual reports 2003 onwards.
The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) apply in the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the county courts in civil cases in England and Wales. The current text of the Rules and related Practice Directions are provided here in the Courts section of the Justice portal site. There are also links to forms, court guides and statutory instruments.
This page on the GOV.UK site allows access to the full text of the various official guides to court procedure, including the Admiralty and Commercial Courts Guide, Chancery Guide, Circuit Commercial Court Guide, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Guide and a Guide to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court small claims track, Patents Court Guide, Queen’s Bench Guide, Senior Court Costs Office Guide, Technology and Construction Court Guide, and a Guide to Commencing Proceedings in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. These can be found via the page for the appropriate court. A selection of court rules, practice directions, forms, and information leaflets is also available for each court.
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.