Debating the Aikens Report

I wrote on Friday (Give more credit to the Aikens Recommendations) with a more positive view of the Long Trial Report and Recommendations than had been given by John Reynolds of White & Case (Aikens misses the big picture) in Legal Week.

Now Mr Justice Aikens, the Chairman of the Working Party, has weighed in with a restrained comment to the effect that the Recommendations do in fact have the emphasis on rigorous case management and the acceptance of the need for a culture change and for more judicial resources which Mr Reynolds sees as necessary.

The most important comment will come at the end of July when the Recommendations’ trial period ends. This column is interested in the feedback as it arises, so do let me know what your views are and how you find the new ideas work in practice.

You can do so either by a comment left here or by any of the methods on my Contact page.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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