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Lord Chancellor yields to clamour for introduction of a civil justice council

The Law Society and other practitioners’ groups are claiming victory in a bid to get the Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay, to form a civil justice council to implement Lord Woolf’s reforms. Mackay conceded last week in the House of Lords that he had been persuaded of the need for such a council. He confirmed that […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 17/12/96

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