The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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 following amendments will be made to the CPR on the dates as set out below. These changes are contained in The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017, SI 2017/95 and the 88th Update Practice Direction amendments Making Document.
Section VII of CPR 45 is substituted with a new section for the purposes of giving effect to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) and ensuring such claims are not 'prohibitively expensive'.
New CPR 45.43 creates limits on costs recoverable in Aarhus Convention claims. Consequently, paragraphs 5.1 and 5.2 of CPR PD 45 will be deleted. New CPR 45.44 provides the power for a court to vary or remove these limits. New CPR 45.45 provides for the defendant to challenge that the
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