In brief: Lord Woolf publishes civil justice papers

Lord Woolf, currently reviewing access to civil justice, has published six issues papers inviting views from civil courts users. They cover: the fast track procedure proposals, multi-party actions, medical negligence cases, housing cases, expert evidence and costs. In his interim report, Lord Woolf proposed a fast track for cases up to £10,000 with limited procedures and fixed costs. A working group is helping him to develop the idea. Copies of the papers are available from Ian Johnson, Lord Woolf's Inquiry, Lord Chancellor's Department, Room 6.43, Selborne House, 54-60 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QW. Fax 0171 210 0725.