Consultation—CPR 81 and contempt of court

Consultation—CPR 81 and contempt of court

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) is considering whether amendments should be made to Part 81 of the Civil Procedure Rules which concerns the practices and procedures on contempt of court. The consultation runs from Monday 9 March 2020 until Friday 1 May 2020.

The CPRC have stated that:

'Given the wide-ranging nature of the rules on contempt, this is a cross-jurisdictional, public consultation aimed at all users and potential users of not only the civil justice system in England and Wales, but also other jurisdictions, including people with an interest in procedural rules applying to contempt proceedings outside the CPR, i.e. in family, insolvency, criminal proceedings and any other relevant jurisdictions.'

The CPR would very much welcome views on the potential amendments.  For a copy of a pdf version of the consultation document together with details of how to respond, use this link.

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Janna is a dispute resolution lawyer. She deals primarily with cross border issues and is active in the work being undertaken in relation to the implications of Brexit for Dispute Resolution lawyers. Janna also heads up a LexisNexis costs team bringing together expertise from across the company to deal with the costs issues facing the profession.