This Essay focuses on current civil justice policy in England and Wales and argues that, as a result of trends over the last fifteen years, the value of a public civil justice system is being challenged, while access to that system is being inhibited by both new procedural and funding measures. Accompanied by a profound change in civil justice discourse, the relevant interdependent justice policy strands involve the promotion of mediation and the withdrawal of the state from civil disputes; the removal of legal aid from most non-criminal issues; and a reduction in resources for the courts with fewer full-time judges.
"What Is Civil Justice For? Reform, ADR, and Access to Justice,"
Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities:
1, Article 18.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlh/vol24/iss1/18