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20 October 2017

LCJ Directs Case Management Review Of All Legacy High Court Litigation

The Lord Chief Justice recently directed a High Court Judge to carry out a review of all judicial review files concerning legacy matters in order to ensure that the cases are case managed in an efficient, effective and expeditious manner.

The week long administrative review was carried out by Mrs Justice Keegan supported by officials from the Office of the Lord Chief Justice and took place during the week commencing 9 October 2017.

Mrs Justice Keegan presented a case management plan to the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior Judicial Review Judge, Mr Justice McCloskey. The parties in the judicial review cases will in due course have their case listed for case management and a formal direction hearing.

The Lord Chief Justice has also today confirmed it is his intention to commence a comprehensive review of all outstanding civil litigation (writ actions) relating to legacy matters. This judge led review will be taken forward by Mr Justice Maguire.

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