Judging Civil Justice by Hazel GennJudging Civil Justice by Hazel Genn

Judging Civil Justice

byHazel Genn

Hardcover | November 23, 2009

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The civil justice system supports social order and economic activity, but a number of factors over the last decade have created a situation in which the value of civil justice is being undermined and the civil courts are in a state of dilapidation. For the 2008 Hamlyn Lectures, Dame Hazel Genn discusses reforms to civil justice in England and around the world over the last decade in the context of escalating expenditure on criminal justice and vanishing civil trials. In critically assessing the claims and practice of mediation for civil disputes, she questions whether diverting cases out of the public courts and into private dispute resolution promotes access to justice, looks critically at the changed expectations of the judiciary in civil justice and points to the need for a better understanding of how judges 'do justice'.
Title:Judging Civil JusticeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:November 23, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521118948

ISBN - 13:9780521118941

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what is civil justice for?; 2. Civil justice: how much is enough?; 3. ADR and civil justice: what's justice got to do with it?; 4. Judges and civil justice; 5. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

'Hazel Genn does not pull her punches. [The lectures] should be required reading especially for policy makers in government and for the senior judiciary.' Michael Zander QC, New Law Journal