CPR changes—April 2015 [Archived]
CPR changes—April 2015 [Archived]

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

  • CPR changes—April 2015 [Archived]
  • Part 36 offers—in force on 6 April 2015
  • Consequential changes in light of new Part 36—in force on 6 April 2015
  • Children and protected parties—in force on 5 and 6 April 2015
  • CPR 30 (transfer)—minor amendment in force on 6 April 2015
  • CPR 45 fixed costs—in force date 6 April 2015
  • CPR 46 judicial review—in force date is dependant on coming into force of CJCA 2015
  • Amended Practice Directions
  • New CPR 87—applications for writ of habeas corpus—in force date 6 April 2015

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 sets out a summary of the upcoming CPR changes. The new provisions come into force on 5 and 6 April 2015. The main change occurs with the new Part 36 and consequential changes to costs rules. Other changes are seen in relation to children and protected parties, transfer of proceedings, judicial review and fixed costs. The changes also implement provisions within the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, s 84 and 87 dealing with judicial review. The changes are set out in SI 2014/3299 and making document as well as SI 2015/670 for which the making document is not yet available.

We are in the process of amending our content where relevant.

Part 36 offers—in force on 6 April 2015

A new Part 36 is introduced with effect from 6 April 2015. It appears at schedule 1 to SI 2014/3299 (The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.8) Rules 2014).

As from 6 April 2015, the entirety of the new Part 36 will