Woolf reforms

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Woolf reforms

New legal Rules adopted by the British courts in 1999 which revolutionised the way civil claims are pursued, based on Rt Hon Lord Woolf’s review of the then-extant UK civil justice system, which he called too slow, too costly and too complex. Legislation was then introduced to revamp the rules of court and are now called the Civil Procedure Rules, which contain 2 schedules:
• Schedule 1 contains various High Court rules (the old Supreme Court rules re-enacted with modifications), and
• Schedule 2 (re-enacted County Court rules).
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This contrasts with many of the cases that are issued under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 where cost orders against one party may still be made as a matter of routine.
Swift's solicitors, in accordance with The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 Pre-Action Protocol.
The rules have been accompanied by an extensive set of practice directions and have been, in effect, expected since the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) and in their final form owe much to the CPR.