Changes to the CPR and practice directions—30/31 March 2020

Changes to the CPR and practice directions—30/31 March 2020

Changes to the CPR

Changes to Part 45 and Part 73 came into force on Monday 30 March 2020 (the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/82, r 1(2)).  Provisions of the pilot known as The County Court Legal Advisers Pilot Scheme—Final Charging Orders were contained in CPR PD 51T.  These have moved to business as usual by the amendments set out in the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/82, r 9. These are added in as rule 73.10ZA. Consequential changes were made to CPR 45.8 and were set out in the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/82, r 4.

Practice Directions

The following changes to the CPR practice directions came into force on 31 March 2020:

CPR PD 51O and The Electronic Working Pilot Scheme is extended by one year from April 2020 to April 2021.

Other amendments:

CPR PD 2E and CPD PD 51R—consequential amendments following the change made by the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/82 to CPR 52 and CPR 54 regarding the ability of Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) to be authorised to perform certain functions of the court. For further detail of those CPR changes, see News Analysis: CPR changes—March and April 2020—Part 52 and Part 54—CILEX Fellows

CPR PD 51T—consequential amendments (including transitional provisions) to omit this pilot practice direction following the change made by the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/82 to move the pilot into the mainstream rules. For further detail of those CPR changes, see News Analysis: CPR changes—March and April 2020—Part 73 and Part 45—Legal Advisers Final Charging Order provisions

This information was first  published on Lexis®PSL Dispute Resolution on 20 February 2020.  

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