CPR changes—October 2015 [Archived]

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

  • CPR changes—October 2015 [Archived]
  • Early Neutral Evaluation—CPR 3.1
  • Litigants in person—new CPR 3.1A
  • Access to court documents—CPR 5
  • Service out of the jurisdiction—CPR PD 6B
  • New: gateway (4A)—same or closely connected facts
  • Expansion: gateway (9)—tort claims
  • Expansion: gateway (11)—claims about property within the jurisdiction
  • Expansion: gateway (13)—administration of a person's estate
  • Expansion: gateway (15)—constructive trusts
  • More...

CPR changes—October 2015 [Archived]

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.

The changes are set out in the Civil Procedure (Amendments No. 4) Rules 2015, SI 2015/1569 (L20) as well as the 81st Update PD Making Document.

Early Neutral Evaluation—CPR 3.1

Amendment of rule 3.1 dealing with court’s general powers of management to make it clear that the court’s powers include hearing an Early Neutral Evaluation. The rationale for the change is set out in the minutes of the CPR Committee meeting held on 12 June 2015. See Practice Note: Early neutral evaluation.

Litigants in person—new CPR 3.1A

Insertion of a new rule 3.1A making provision for the way in which the court is to approach case management in a case where at least one of the parties is unrepresented. For detailed information as to the implementation of the new rule, see News Analysis: Forthcoming changes to case management powers when dealing with litigants in person.

Access to court documents—CPR 5

Insertion in CPR 5 of a cross-reference to provisions which disapply, or apply with modifications, provisions in that Part

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