CPR changes—April 2014 [Archived]
CPR changes—April 2014 [Archived]

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

  • CPR changes—April 2014 [Archived]
  • The SIs coming into force
  • Changes in force from Tuesday 1 April 2014
  • Changes in force from Sunday 6 April 2014
  • Changes in force from Tuesday 22 April 2014

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.

THIS PRACTICE NOTE HAS BEEN UPDATED IN LINE WITH SI 2014/867, PUBLISHED ON 2 APRIL 2014.

April 2014 sees a number of changes to the CPR rules and practice directions over a number of different dates. Here, we set out a quick summary followed, for convenience, by the CPR changes in table format so the date on which changes occur are clear. The changes are made under SI 2014/407 unless stated otherwise.

The SIs coming into force

There are currently four SIs which are bringing changes to the CPR into force. It is anticipated that there will be a further one to deal with the new 28 day extension of time by party agreement to enable this new provision to come into force on 22 April.

  1. The Civil Procedure (Amendment No 1) Rules 2014, SI 2014/407—covers a number of changes due to come into force throughout April in relation to:

    1. the small claims mediation service

    2. amendments required due to the