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Chancery Modernisation Review: Fixed-end Trial Pilot

The Chancery Modernisation Review report drew attention to the fact that trials in the Chancery Division regularly overrun. As Lord Justice Briggs noted, statistics for trials in 2013 showed that nearly 50% had exceeded their time estimates, on average by almost 50%.

Lord Justice Briggs recommended that, in the first instance, there should be a pilot of fixed-end trials.  The Chancellor has decided that this pilot should begin on 1st May 2014.

To read more about how this pilot will work, please click here.