CPR changes—December 2011 to April 2012 [Archived]
CPR changes—December 2011 to April 2012 [Archived]

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

  • CPR changes—December 2011 to April 2012 [Archived]
  • Amendments effective 1 January 2012—Dilapidations Protocol
  • Amendments effective 19 March 2012—Designated Money Claims
  • Amendment effective 19 March 2012—recovery of taxes and duties
  • Amendment effective 31 March 2012—Automatic Orders Pilot Scheme
  • Amendments effective 6 April 2012
  • Updated Part 65 and new Part 80

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.

There are a number of changes to the Civil Procedure Rules taking effect in the period 14 December 2011 to 6 April 2012, as follows:

Amendments effective 1 January 2012—Dilapidations Protocol

With effect from 1 January 2012 a new pre-action protocol for dilapidations claims was introduced and, with it, amendment to The Practice Direction - Pre-action Conduct in order to make reference to the new protocol. The Dilapidations Protocol applies to commercial property situated in England and Wales and relates to claims for dilapidations against tenants at the termination of a tenancy. It includes (at Annex A) a timetable for the exchange of schedules of dilapidations and responses and envisages negotiations and quantification of loss to be attempted before proceedings are commenced.

Amendments effective 19 March 2012—Designated Money Claims

A new type of claim process

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.4) Rules 2011 (SI 2011/3103) come into force on 19 March 2012. Their main purpose is to centralise some of