He urged everyone involved in the process of formulating the reforms to make the time to gather and look at the evidence.
"These reforms will be with us for many years so we must take the time to get them right," he said. "The Government has recently shown that it can listen and respond to concerns in relation to its reform of the GCSE exam, and it needs to show the same willingness to listen in relation to civil justice. It would be irresponsible and wrong to reform and change in haste and then force injured victims to repent at leisure.
"I believe we have a responsibility to work together to ensure that reform, if it is needed, is introduced with thought and care. This is all too important to get wrong."