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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Two years on from the Civil Justice Reform: Reducing delay in litigation and facilitating out-of-court settlements

9 May 2011

The 2nd of April 2011 marked the two year anniversary of the substantial statutory reform to the practice and procedure of the Hong Kong Court system: the so-called "Civil Justice Reform" (CJR). The CJR's underlying objectives - which parties have a duty to assist the Court in furthering - include reducing delay (and the attendant legal costs) in litigation and facilitating out-of-Court settlements, including by the sanctioned offer and payment regime. This article examines how the Court has recently applied and re-iterated the importance of these significant objectives of the CJR.

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