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Publishing and Scholarship

Book series in judicial studies

The Judicial Institute is establishing a new book series devoted to scholarly writings in judicial studies, to be published by a leading legal publisher in the UK. This will include monographs on key issues related to judges and courts, judicial biographies, and edited volumes.

Judicial papers archive

The Judicial Institute has established the first judicial papers archive in this country, enabling future scholarship on today's judiciary.

Judicial sabbaticals

The Judicial Institute is able to provide a structured way for judges to have a sabbatical break, to participate in the judicial studies programme at UCL Laws and to contribute to the development of scholarship on the judiciary.

Publication list

Click on any of the following cover images to view the publication (some open up as a PDF file):

Attractiveness of senior judicial appointments to highly qualified practitioners (pdf document)The Power of Judges (pdf document)Judging Civil Justice (pdf document)Law in the real world (pdf document)Are juries fair? (pdf document)

Civil Justice

Genn, H. Judging Civil Justice Cambridge University Press (2009)

Genn, H. and A Paterson, Paths to Justice Scotland: What people in Scotland think and do about going to Law (2001)

Genn, H. Paths to Justice: What People Do and Think About Going to Law (1999)

Genn, H. Understanding Civil Justice (PDF) (1997)

Genn, H. Survey of Litigation Costs for the Woolf Inquiry into Access to Justice (1996)

Genn, H Woolf Enquiry July 1996 Survey of Litigation Costs (PDF)

Genn, H. Personal Injury Compensation: How Much is Enough? (PDF) (1994)

Genn, H. Hard Bargaining: Out of Court Settlement in Personal Injury Actions (1987)

Sorabji, Collective Action Reform In England And Wales: Are Class Actions Really On The Way? in Fairgrieve & Lein (ed), Extra-territoriality and Collective Redress OUP (2012)

Sorabji, Article 6: A Triumph of Style over Substance? in D. Hoffman (ed) The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Law CUP (2011)

Clarke & Sorabji, The Rule of Law and our Changing Constitution, in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the law: A Liber Amicorum, OUP (2009)

Sorabji et al, Improving Access to Justice through Collective Actions –Developing a More Efficient and Effective Procedure for Collective Actions: A Series of Recommendations to the Lord Chancellor (July (PDF) and November (PDF) 2008)

Sorabji & Musgrove, Litigation, cost, funding and the future, in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On OUP (2009)

Sorabji, The Hidden Class Action in English Civil Procedure (PDF), (2009) C JQ 28(4) 498

Sorabji, The Road to New Street Station: fact, fiction and the overriding objective (PDF), (2012) EBLR 1-77


Thomas, C. Are Juries Fair? (PDF), London: Ministry of Justice (2010)

Thomas, C. 'Exposing the Myths of Jury Service', Criminal Law Review, Volume 415 (2008)

Thomas, C. with N. Balmer Diversity and Fairness in The Jury System (PDF) Ministry of Justice Research Series 07 (2007)


Thomas, C. (ed) The Power of Judges by C Guarnieri and P Pederzoli OUP (2002)

Thomas, C. (2006) Judicial Training and Education in Other Jurisdictions (PDF), London Judicial Studies Board

Thomas, C. (2007) Judicial Training and Education Assessment Tool (PDF), Draft report prepared for Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) by the Judicial Studies Alliance

Judicial Diversity

Genn, H. The Attractiveness of Senior Judicial Appointment to Highly Qualified Practitioners (PDF), Report to the Judicial Executive Board (December 2008)

Thomas, C. with N. Balmer and A. Lane Judicial Diversity and the Appointment of Deputy District Judges (PDF), London. Commission for Judicial Appointments (2006)

Thomas, C. 'Timeline of Judicial Initiatives in England and Wales', Annex iii, The Report of the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity (PDF) (2010)

Thomas, C. Judicial Diversity in the United Kingdom and Other Jurisdictions. A Review of Research, Policy and Practice (PDF), London Commission for Judicial Appointments (2005)

Thomas, C. 'Tribunals Testing Ground for Diversity' (PDF), Tribunals Journal (Autumn 2006)

Thomas, C. 'Difference in Diversity', Tribunals Journal (Spring 2006)

Thomas, C. Judicial Appointments Commissions. A Critical Review of Practice and Implications for the Creation of the Judicial Appointments Commission in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Lord Chancellor's Department Research Series No. 6/97 (1997)

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

Genn, H. Twisting Arms. Court Linked and Court Referred Mediation Under Judicial Pressure (PDF) (2007)

Genn, H. Court-Based ADR Initiatives for Non-Family Civil Disputes. The Commercial Court and the Court Appeal (PDF) (2002)

Genn, H. Central London County Court Mediation Scheme. Evaluation Report (PDF) (1998)

Genn, H. Mediation in Action (1999)


Genn, H. Tribunals for Diverse Users (PDF) (2006)

Genn, H. Tribunals and Informal Justice (PDF) (1992)

Genn, H. The Effectiveness of Representation at Tribunals (PDF) (1989)

Legal Education

Law in the Real World Improving Our Understanding of How Law Works (PDF) (2006)