CPR changes—August to October 2017 [Archived]
CPR changes—August to October 2017 [Archived]

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

  • CPR changes—August to October 2017 [Archived]
  • When do the changes come into force?
  • Practice Direction 2C—starting proceedings in the County Court
  • Practice Direction 2E—starting proceedings in the County Court
  • Practice Direction 2E—jurisdiction of the County Court that may be exercised by a legal adviser
  • Part 3—the court’s case management powers
  • Practice Direction 5B—communication and filing of documents by email
  • Practice Direction 8A—alternative procedure for claims
  • Practice Direction 17—amendments to statements of case
  • Practice Direction 26—case management—preliminary stage
  • 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.

When do the changes come into force?

The amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) came into force on Sunday, 1 October 2017.

The three Making documents came into force on the following dates:

  1. 89th update: 8 August 2017

  2. 90th update: 8 August 2017

  3. 91st update: 31 August 2017

In relation to the pilot schemes these came into force on the following dates:

  1. Practice direction 51Q—The County Court advisers pilot scheme. This applies to claims started in the County Court Business Centre and the County Court Money Claims centres (CCMCC) since 29 July 2017. It is set out in the 89th update together with consequential changes to other parts of the CPR

  2. Practice direction 51R—online court pilot is to run from 7 August 2017 to 30 November 2019. It is set out in the 89th update together with consequential changes to other parts of the CPR

  3. Practice direction 51S—County Court online pilot comes into force on Tuesday 12 September 2017. It