Taking Enforcement Seriously
Civil Justice Quarterly | Sweet and Maxwell | Published : 2017
There is a sharp contrast between the significance of enforcement procedures in the civil justice system and the minimal attention this process has received in legal scholarship. Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review is a commendable step but it requires further development. The importance of enforcement is understated considering the proportion of cases brought to the civil courts solely for enforcement purposes. This note highlights the continuing anomaly in the lack of critical attention towards enforcement procedures in England and Wales, and at the same time offers some reflections on the proposals made in Lord Justice Briggs’ final report.