Contents

Chapter 4
Draft Crown Civil Proceedings Bill and commentary

Introduction

4.1This part of the Report contains a commentary on the individual clauses of the draft Crown Civil Proceedings Bill, which provides the legislative basis for the reforms in Part 1 of this Report. The Bill is divided into the following parts:

4.2The major policy decisions that underlie the provisions in this Bill and the analysis of feedback received during the consultation process were discussed in the previous chapters of this Report and are not repeated in the commentary. Where relevant, the commentary includes a chapter and paragraph reference back to the text of the Report.

4.3A complete copy of the draft Crown Civil Proceedings Bill is included as Appendix 2 of this Report.