Statement on reforming civil justice

30 March 2011

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 29 March on reforming civil justice.

Government response to no win, no fee consultation

The Lord Chancellor announced the publication of two documents in his statement; the Government's response to the recent consultation on Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations on reforming no win, no fee arrangements and a new consultation document on proposals further to overhaul the civil justice system.

These documents are available on the Ministry of Justice website.

Shadow Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Sadiq Khan, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and Commons Hansard. Also find more current parliamentary material on the legal profession in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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