Drift or shift? From adversarial to inquisitorial legal systems
Adversarial justice is founded upon representation and a properly functioning court system that can accommodate robust procedure.
But is 'reform' pushing our jurisdiction into 'inquisitorial' territory?
The Gazette recently hosted a roundtable to discuss this issue along with Christina Blacklaws, president of the Law Society; Susan Acland, CEO of HMCTS; and a host of leaders and academics from across the profession.
To find out more about the push factors towards an inquisitorial system and the factors pushing back, please see the Gazette roundtable report.