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This Practice Note considers the video hearings pilot scheme which runs from 30 November 2018 to 30 November 2019. The pilot scheme found in Practice Direction 51V (CPR PD 51V) provides for applications to set aside default judgments, obtained under CPR 12, to take place using a video hearing. The pilot scheme only applies where the judgment in default was entered by the County Court for a specified amount of money. The pilot scheme is non-mandatory. For the pilot scheme to apply, the parties must consent to a video hearing and must have the necessary IT equipment required to participate in a video hearing.
HMCTS published a news letter providing information on the pilot scheme. See:
HMCTS Change Programme Newsletter
The 101st Practice Direction update sets out the pilot scheme in its schedule:
101st Practice Direction update
Note: the video hearings pilot scheme is referenced as Practice Direction 51U in the 101st Practice Direction update. This is the same as the disclosure pilot for the Business and Property Courts which is in force from 1 January 2019. Having raised this with the Ministry of Justice, it has been confirmed this was an error and the video hearings pilot scheme should have been referenced as CPR PD 51V.
The purpose of the pilot scheme is to test a
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