Key developments in DR—2016 in review [Archived]
Key developments in DR—2016 in review [Archived]

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

  • Key developments in DR—2016 in review [Archived]
  • Key developments in DR in 2016—what you need to know
  • Changes to Court Guides
  • Changes to appeals
  • Transforming the civil justice system
  • An online court
  • Box work by case officers
  • Unified enforcement procedure across all courts
  • What next on the DR landscape?
  • Transformation ongoing
  • More...

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.

Key developments in DR in 2016—what you need to know

2016 has seen a number of considerable changes in practice for Dispute Resolution lawyers, some of them actual, some planned and others still a matter of consultation, rumour and conjecture. They range from changes to court guides and a new CPR 52 (both actual), further proposals for change to CPR 52 (likely to be consulted on in 2017) and recommendations for a shake-up of the civil courts such as the creation of an online court (seems likely though still a recommendation) and even a re-writing of the CPR.

In this review of 2016, we consider:

  1. changes to court guides—see below

  2. changes to CPR 52—see below

  3. the proposals for transforming the civil justice system, actual changes planned or enacted—see below

  4. what next on the DR landscape?—see below

Changes to Court Guides

The specialist divisions of the High Court publish court guides to assist parties who are bringing or defending proceedings in those courts. The guides are to be read in conjunction with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and supporting Practice Directions and are revised from time to time.

The year 2016 has

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