The Lord Chancellor has reappointed Diane Astin, for a further term of 3 years.
The Civil Justice Council (CJC) is a statutory advisory body established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997. The CJC’s membership brings together: the judiciary; civil servants; legal professionals and; those representative of the varied perspectives, expertise and experience from right across our civil justice system.
The CJC has a statutory function to review the civil justice system and also advises the government, the judiciary, the Rule Committee and others on the development of civil justice, especially how it can be made more accessible, fair and efficient. It is empowered to recommend changes and propose research.