In force date for Capped Costs Pilot Scheme

In force date for Capped Costs Pilot Scheme

The 102nd practice direction update comes into force on Monday 14 January 2019 and will run for two years until 13 January 2021. The update inserts a new practice direction 51W called the Capped Costs List Pilot Scheme. The new pilot scheme is set out in the schedule to the practice direction update.

 For a copy of the 102nd pilot scheme see 102nd Practice Direction Update.

The Ministry of Justice had originally advised that the pilot scheme would be known as the Capped Costs List pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts. However, while the aims of the scheme are to improve access to the Business and Property Courts, the name of the courts is not reflected in the title of the pilot scheme itself.

The pilot scheme is a voluntary scheme which will operate in the following courts:

  • London Circuit Commercial Court
  • the Circuit Commercial Court at Leeds and Manchester 
  • the Technology and Construction Court in Leeds and Manchester 

The Capped Costs List Pilot Scheme will apply to cases valued at up to £250,000. There are some exceptions to the application of the scheme which are set out at para CPR PD 51W, para 1.6.

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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.