Recommendations on how to support vulnerable claimants and defendants in the civil courts have been put forward by the Civil Justice Council.

The consultation report, Vulnerable witnesses and parties within civil proceedings: current position and recommendations for change, recognised that the civil sector has been criticised for being ‘passive’ for not creating a separate set of rules to support vulnerable parties in its proceedings, meaning some are excluded because they are not properly catered for.

Complied by Judge Cotter QC, the report looked at the support already avai...

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