The Reform of Civil Procedure; Essays on Access to Justice / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $24.12
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 82%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $24.12   
  • New (3) from $69.75   
  • Used (5) from $24.12   


This collection of essays by leading commentators on civil justice is an attempt to assess the present state of civil procedure in the UK and the possible impact of proposals recently put forward by Lord Woolf. In addition, the essays deal with the fundamental problems that are encountered today in the administration of civil justice everywhere. The contributors are distinguished practitioners and academics who have made extensive contributions to the subject in the past.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198260936
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.13 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cranston is UK/Australian; Zuckerman is UK/Israeli.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Caseflow Management in the Trial Court 1
2 'The Rational Study of Law': Social Research and Access to Justice 31
3 Reform in the Shadow of Lawyers' Interests 61
4 Why Lord Woolf's Proposed Reforms of Civil Litigation Should be Rejected 79
5 Making Tracks 97
6 A Fresh Approach: Uniform Rules of Court 119
7 Discovery in Commercial Litigation 137
8 The Woolf Report: Against the Public Interest? 149
9 The Adversarial Principle: Fairness and Efficiency 169
10 Raising the Small Claims Limit 185
11 Why Public Law is Private Law: An Invitation to Lord Woolf 201
12 'DejaVu All Over Again'? An American Reaction to the Woolf Report 219
13 Too Much Lawyering, Too Little Law: Comments on 'Access to Justice' 245
14 Limiting Costs for Better Access to Justice - The German Experience 265
15 Regulating the Market for Civil Justice 279
16 The Role of Legal Expenses Insurance in Securing Access to the Market for Legal Services 305
17 The Economics of Cost-shifting Rules 327
18 The Government's Legal Aid Reforms 346
19 Time Management and Procedural Reform: Some Questions for Lord Woolf 371
20 Access to Just Settlement: The Case of Medical Negligence 393
21 Access to Justice: Lessons from Tribunals 413
22 Legal Expenses Insurance 431
23 Litigation and Settlement 447
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)