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195. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice when she will publish her Department’s implementation plan to reform the civil justice system following recommendations of the civil justice report. [51375/21]

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Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Report of the Review of the Administration of Civil Justice, chaired by the former President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, contains 95 specific recommendations to make the civil justice system more efficient and easier for people to access.
These recommendations include: measures to reduce the costs and time involved in legal proceedings; amendments to primary and secondary legislation; changes to court practice; improved physical infrastructure and Information Management and Technology facilities; and new administrative arrangements.
Implementation will require a phased, co-ordinated approach and an implementation group, comprising representatives of the main statutory organisations with a role in implementing the recommendations, has been established to monitor and support their progress.  
Given the breadth and complexity of the recommendations, an Implementation Plan has been developed which identifies seven work streams aligned to the main themes from the Kelly Review, and sets out the timelines for implementation over the next three years.  I expect to publish the Plan very soon.