In brief: Scott warns of delay in instigating Woolf

Implementation of reforms outlined in the Woolf report may miss the October 1998 deadline, according to Sir Richard Scott, vice-chancellor and head of civil justice. Speaking alongside Lord Woolf at last Friday's Woolf Conference, organised by the College of Law, Scott said: “If we miss the deadline, we will try to miss it by as little as possible.” He was particularly worried about the knowledge of IT that judges will have to acquire to use the new case management systems being installed in courts. He said: “Some judges are computer-literate, others are not.”