CPR changes coming into force on 6th April 2011 [Archived]
CPR changes coming into force on 6th April 2011 [Archived]

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

  • CPR changes coming into force on 6th April 2011 [Archived]
  • Service
  • Mediation
  • Fixed costs
  • Practice direction amendments

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.

Changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) come into force (subject to the exceptions noted below) on 6 April 2011. This note sets out the main changes coming into force. All practice notes affected by these amendments will be updated accordingly. The changes include:

  1. new service provisions in CPR 6 allowing service on European Lawyers or litigants in person in any EEA (European Economic Area) state

  2. new provisions implementing aspects of the EU Mediation Directive (in a new Section III to be inserted into CPR 78)

  3. new fixed costs in respect of claims involving HM Customs and Revenue (new Section VIII to be inserted into CPR 45)

  4. amendments to Practice Directions


Service of the claim form

At present, a claim form (unless required to be served personally under CPR 6.5) may be served on the defendant’s solicitor either within the jurisdiction or within an EEA state, provided that:

  1. the solicitor is qualified to practice in England and Wales