CPR changes—April 2013 [Archived]
CPR changes—April 2013 [Archived]

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • CPR changes—April 2013 [Archived]
  • Contents
  • New costs rules and practice directions
  • Transitional provisions for funding agreements
  • Reform of conditional fee agreements
  • Ban on referral fees
  • Reform of After the Event insurance
  • Damages based agreements
  • Increased sanctions under Part 36
  • Non-pecuniary general damages—10% increase
  • more

ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you to the provisions as at the date the guidance in this Practice Note was published. For further information on previous and/or subsequent amendments to the CPR, see: CPR Updates—overview and Civil procedure rule committee minutes—overview.

Contents

  1. New costs rules and practice directions

  2. Transitional provisions for funding agreements

  3. Reform of conditional fee agreements

  4. Ban on referral fees

  5. Reform of After the Event insurance

  6. Damages based agreements

  7. Increased sanctions under Part 36

  8. Non-pecuniary general damages—10% increase

  9. Proportionality

  10. Payments on account

  11. Qualified one way costs shifting

  12. Costs management

  13. Case management

  14. Disclosure

  15. Witnesses of fact

  16. Expert evidence

  17. Appeals

New costs rules and practice directions

A wholesale review of the costs rules and practice directions was undertaken by a subcommittee of the CPR Committee. Removal of rules relating to funding agreements has resulted in the need to renumber the rules, which means that since 1 April 2013 costs are now dealt with in Parts 44–47 rather than Parts 43–48 as was previously the case. In addition, the costs practice direction has been restructured so that there is now one practice direction per Part rather than one costs practice direction running over all the parts dealing with costs.