In last month’s article, I considered the outstanding final reports (FRs) and, perhaps too ambitiously, set myself the aim of explaining the way forward for the Master of the Rolls (MR) and the civil courts in terms of the future development of civil justice in England and Wales. 

In January 2021, during the Master of the Rolls’ interview with the the president of the Law Society David Greene, Sir Geoffrey Vos said compulsory ADR was an issue he would ask the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to consider.

Anyone who has paid any attention to the work of the CJC during the past five or six years will recall the plethora of consultations concerned with the role of ADR in the civil courts. Last month’s article h...

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