Masood Ahmed appointed commentator of court rules on Open Justice

Associate Professor Masood Ahmed has been appointed as commentator of Civil Procedure Rule 39 concerning the principle of Open Justice. Joining a distinguished panel of judges and leading practitioners, Masood’s commentary will influence civil courts in England and Wales.
Masood Ahmed appointed commentator of court rules on Open Justice

Masood Ahmed

The principle of open justice dictates that court proceedings ought to be open to the public, including the contents of court files and trials should be viewable by the public. Masood has been working on reforming Civil Procedure Rule 39 (CPR 39.2) which reflects the open justice principle for civil proceedings.

As commentator of the reformed rules, he will analyse and provide commentary on relevant case law and practice. His work will feature in the White Book which contains the Civil Procedure Rules and pre-action protocols. Commentary of the Civil Procedure Rules forms a major part of the 'White Book' and is, in particular, relied upon by the judiciary when interpreting and applying the rules.

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