CPR update—April 2010 [Archived]

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

  • CPR update—April 2010 [Archived]
  • Electronic Working Scheme
  • Service of documents
  • Applications
  • Costs Practice Direction
  • Mediation pilot scheme
  • Crown proceedings
  • Lugano Convention

CPR update—April 2010 [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.

Changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) (subject to the exceptions noted below) came into force on 6 April 2010. This note sets out the main changes. All practice notes affected by these amendments have been updated accordingly.

Electronic Working Scheme

A new Practice Direction 5C was introduced on 1 April 2010 to allow for the electronic submission of claims and subsequent steps in:

  1. Admiralty, Commercial and London Mercantile Courts

  2. Technology and Construction Court

  3. Chancery Division of the High Court including the Chancery Division at the Patents court and Bankruptcy and Companies courts

The practice direction provides for proceedings to be started electronically and for all subsequent steps to be taken electronically, or for proceedings not started electronically to be ‘converted’ to electronic format and then to continue under the electronic scheme. The scheme will operate 24 hours and day all year round including weekends and bank holidays enabling claim forms to be issued and documents to be filed outside of normal court hours.

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