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Chancery Modernisation Review

27 March 2013

The Chancellor has asked Mr Justice Briggs to take charge of a review of the practice and procedure of the Chancery Division of the High Court (both in and outside London), with a brief to make proposals for change. The review encompasses all aspects of chancery practice and procedure, but with a particular focus on case management, judicial resource allocation and the interests of self-represented litigants. Initial responses are sought no later than 31 March 2013.

The IP Federation has replied, suggesting a number of improvements to the practice and procedures of the Chancery Division, including the following:

  • Hearing witnesses by video conference can be an efficient use of the court’s time and is to be encouraged in appropriate circumstances.
     
  • Means to decrease the volume of paper should be encouraged, and we are aware that the patent judges are considering this. This could reduce the cost of proceedings and make it easier for the judges and all parties concerned.
     


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