Woolf reforms(redirected from Civil Procedure Rules 1998)
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Woolf reformsNew 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).