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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:
changes to court guides—see below
changes to CPR 52—see below
the proposals for transforming the civil justice system, actual changes planned or enacted—see below
what next on the DR landscape?—see below
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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