Changes to Pilot Schemes in Practice Direction 51

Yesterday, the Ministry of Justice provided the 96th update which makes changes to the Practice Directions associated with the Civil Procedure Rules. The update makes amendments to three pilot schemes:

  • Practice Direction 51O – The Electronic Working Pilot Scheme has been extended from 6 April 2018 to 6 April 2020. This provision came into force on 4 April 2018.
  • Practice Direction 51P – Pilot for Insolvency Express Trials has been extended and will now continue until 6 April 2020. This provision came into force on 30  March 2018.
  • Practice Direction 51R  - Online Court Pilot sees a number of changes which came into force on 26 March 2018.  These changes are subject to this transitional provision: if a claim has been started in the pilot under Practice Direction 51R before the changes made by this Update come into force, the claimant and the defendant may continue to use the website address to access the Online Court website.  For details on the changes to Practice Direction 51 R, see here.

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