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Lord Chancellor sets out a vision for the future of the civil and family courts and tribunals

1st December 2023

GOV UK

The Rt Hon Alex Chalk KC MP set out a broad and ambitious vision for the future of the civil and family courts and tribunals.

It isn’t often that we manage to bring our civil, family and tribunal jurisdictions – and their leaders – together under one roof, so it’s wonderful to see you all here today.

It has been clear for some time that for those needing the protection and vindication of the law, the world has changed dramatically in the last 15-20 years. When I began in practice in Kieran Coonan KC’s common law set, most people would take their legal problems straight to a lawyer – and the first part of any conference with the client could involve explaining some relatively rudimentary issues about how the system works. What can courts do? What can’t they do? What is an injunction? And so on.

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