CPR updates—October 2009 [Archived]
CPR updates—October 2009 [Archived]

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

  • CPR updates—October 2009 [Archived]
  • Court opening times
  • Supreme Court
  • Companies Act 2006
  • Experts
  • Costs
  • Intellectual property claims
  • References to the European Court

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 CPR came into force on 1 October 2009. This practice note sets out the main changes. All other practice notes affected by these amendments have been updated. The CPR on service has also been amended so that they incorporate these amendments as at 1 October 2009.

Court opening times

Court office opening times are being rationalised throughout the whole system. There is to be a formula that will decide when the court offices are open during the Christmas and New Year period.

Supreme Court

Also on 1 October, the new Supreme Court replaced the House of Lords' judicial function. As a consequence, various changes were made to the CPR to reflect this. For example, the Supreme Court Act 1981 was renamed the 'Senior Courts' Act 1981.

See Overview of appeals to the Supreme Court.

Companies Act 2006

References to the Companies Act 1995, where they relate to service and enforcement, were replaced by references to the