Briggs Review – Online Court Without Solicitors
The interim Briggs Report has now been issued and has proposed an online court for Claims under £25,000.00 with no solicitor involvement . These would be Judge led where a mediation approach would be taken rather than an adversarial one .
This will no doubt require a further major investment in IT with the consequent costs and dangers that brings . Solicitors may want to contribute to the consultation . The proposals also suggest merging the Employments Tribunal into the Civil Court Structure .
The implications for the profession are serious and far reaching .