DAC Beachcroft Partner, Andrew Parker, Appointed as Solicitor Member of the Civil Justice Council
Published On: 11 August 2014
Andrew Parker, partner and Head of Strategic Litigation at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, has been appointed as the Solicitor Member to the Civil Justice Council (CJC) by the Lord Chancellor for three years, from 31 July 2014.
The appointment was made on merit and is a result of Andrew's longstanding commitment to civil justice reform, which is illustrated by his past appointments including as a member of the panel of assessors to Lord Justice Jackson’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs, and as a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee.
Andrew said: "I'm delighted to have been appointed to the Civil Justice Council, as part of my ongoing interest in civil justice reform. The CJC has an important role to play in monitoring the recent rule changes and as a forum for debating future policy. I look forward to an active involvement in its work."
The CJC was established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997 and is responsible for reviewing the civil justice system, advising on change and procedural reform and considering how to make the system more accessible, fair and efficient.
Andrew's role as Head of Strategic Litigation at DAC Beachcroft involves advising on emerging issues in insurance and injury claims, combining the firm's skills in test litigation, regulatory, political and commercial advice into a unique thought-leadership service for the firm's clients.