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Civil Justice Review - Submissions Requested

(23 Jan 2018)

Practitioners attention is drawn to the request for submissions by a group chaired by the President of the High Court, Mr. Justice Peter Kelly which has been tasked to review the administration of civil justice in the State.

The group has requested submissions from interested persons, in relation to the following areas in particular:-

Improving procedures and practices and removal of obsolete, unnecessary or over-complex rules of procedure;

  • Reviewing the law of discovery;
  • Encouraging alternative methods of dispute resolution;
  • Reviewing the use of electronic communications including e-litigation and possibilities for making court documents (including submissions and proceedings) available or accessible on the internet;
  • Achieving more effective and less costly outcomes for court users, particularly vulnerable court users.

Family Law matters are not included in the remit of the group. Submissions must be no longer than 5,000 words and the deadline is 16th February, 2018.

More detailed information on the terms of reference and membership of the group is available at

This is a terrific opportunity to give voice to any issues that members consider important. The DSBA will be making a submission so if you have any issue that you wish to have considered by the group, please email , before Tuesday 06 February. Speak now or forever hold your peace!



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