Sunday May 31, 2020

Elaine Byrne: This crisis may spur radical reform of our justice system

Upgrading the courts’ technological infrastructure will require significant investment, but it can be done

10th May, 2020
‘The expense and time taken to resolve legal disputes has the potential to damage Ireland’s business competitiveness.‘

Late last year, a World Bank study found that the Irish courts are expensive and time-consuming for businesses. When it comes to commercial litigation, the country lags behind many of its more efficient and effective European peers.

The Covid-19 health pandemic may have propelled forward the recommended reforms suggested by the World Bank and pre-empted the much-awaited Review of the Administration of Civil Justice chaired by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter...

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