Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute Resolution

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

  • Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute Resolution
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • ADR
  • Civil procedure, court and legal profession
  • Costs

Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute Resolution

This Tracker considers key forthcoming legislative changes of interest to Dispute Resolution lawyers, on-going and recently closed consultations and other relevant developments, to assist lawyers to track and keep up to date with recent and forthcoming developments. It covers coronavirus (COVID-19), civil procedure and costs.

For historic developments, see Practice Note: Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute Resolution—historic.

To track lawtech developments, see Practice Note: Tracker—cryptoassets for dispute resolution lawyers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

LegislationKey datesDetails
Coronavirus Act 2020—19 March 2020—first reading in the House of Commons (no debate)
—23 March 2020—second reading in the House of Commons
—23 March 2020—committee stage in the House of Commons, first sitting
—23 March 2020—third reading in the House of Commons
—24 March 2020—first reading in the House of Lords (no debate)
—24 March 2020—second reading in the House of Lords
—25 March 2020—committee stage in the House of Lords
—25 March 2020—received royal assent
This Act was introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic which is unfolding.
The key aspect relevant to Dispute Resolution practitioners concerns the use of video and audio technology in courts and tribunals. Although the bill is primarily concerned with criminal proceedings, there are provisions which impact on the civil courts.
Full details of the bill can be found on the Parliament website.
For further information on the bill see:
—Emergency Coronavirus Bill announced to effectively cope with

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