The Rule of Law requires fair and just resolution of disputes. However it also requires that the process, particularly in relation to civil disputes, be cost effective. The primary goal of a civil justice system is the just resolution of disputes through a fair but swift process at a reasonable expense. Delay and excessive expense will negate the value of an otherwise just resolution. Systemic delay and expense will render the system inaccessible. The public must have confidence in not only the outcomes, but in the processes of that litigation. For that reason our litigation processes must be reviewed continuously and refined as necessary.
"The role of lawyers in a rapidly changing dispute resolution environment,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 12
, Article 1.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol12/iss2/1