Generally CPR updates come into force on 1 April and 1 October of each year. However, as practitioners have come to expect in recent years, there are adhoc changes during the rest of the year as well.
Today saw the circulation of a new and unexpected 74th CPR update. This provides for a new practice direction 2C to deal with starting proceedings in the County Court. Despite being circulated today, the provisions actually came into force on Thursday 31 July.
The practice direction applies to proceedings in the County Court. It clarifies for practitioners where claims and applications should be commenced and whether they may be sent, or transferred to, if started in the wrong court. The practice direction also provides a directory which identifies each County Court hearing centre together with additional information if appropriate.
The following is covered by the practice direction:
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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.
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