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Former CMC Vice-Chair Appointed to the Civil Justice Council

Former CMC Vice-Chair, Bill Wood, has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider Member of the Civil Justice Council (CJC).

Bill was CMC Vice-Chair from May 2010 stepping down earlier this year. Bill continues working with the CMC as a Member of the Accreditation and Training Review Committee.

On his appointment, Bill said “I am keen that the CMC knows how much I value my links with my former colleagues on the Board and among the members. Keeping those lines of communication open will be very important to my work on the Civil Justice Council.”

CMC Chair, Sir Alan Ward, said he was “delighted to hear of this appointment. Since the question of mediation is likely to become increasingly prominent as the court service struggles to cope, as the Jackson reforms give his desired encouragement of mediation and as the Ministry of Justice embarks on consultation about mandatory referral to mediation, it is all the more important that the CJC can call on the expertise of our distinguished former Vice-Chair. We look forward to working closely with the CJC to advance the use of mediation in civil justice.”

The CJC was established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997 and is responsible for reviewing the civil justice system.

July 1, 2014

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