Illustrating the changes—the transitional provisions for the revised Part 36 in force as of 6 April 2015
Illustrating the changes—the transitional provisions for the revised Part 36 in force as of 6 April 2015

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

  • Illustrating the changes—the transitional provisions for the revised Part 36 in force as of 6 April 2015
  • What is happening and when?
  • Accepting a Part 36 offer
  • Making a Part 36 offer
  • Is there any advantage to be gained by making a Part 36 offer ahead of 6 April 2015

This Practice Note illustrates the transitional provisions for CPR 36 following the re-writing of CPR 36 April 2015. It forms part of a series of Practice Notes that were produced for the joint LexisNexis and St Philips Commercial series of seminars on the revisions to Part 36 that took place in Leeds, Birmingham and London in January 2015. To access all the materials and the recorded version of the April 2015 London Part 36 event please visit our LexisNexis Dispute Resolution blog and sign-up.

For other Practice Notes in this series on the revised CPR 36, please see our related content links on the right-hand side.

What is happening and when?

The new CPR 36 came into force in its entirety on 6 April 2015 and applies to all Part 36 offers made on/after 6 April 2015. However, a number of the new provisions will apply (with effect from 6 April 2015) to Part 36 offers made before that date. Here we set out those provisions and provide some illustrations as to when you may be affected by them.

The new CPR 36 provisions which apply to Part 36 offers made before 6 April 2015 are:

  1. CPR 36.3: definitions

  2. CPR 36.11: acceptance of a Part 36 offer

  3. CPR 36.12: acceptance of a Part 36 offer in a split-trial case

  4. CPR 36.16: restrictions