Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute Resolution
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
  • Brexit
  • Debt management
  • Civil procedure, court and legal profession
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Consumer contracts
  • Costs
  • Enforcement

Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute Resolution

Content: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | ADR | Brexit | Civil procedure, court and legal profession | Solicitors Regulation Authority | Consumer contracts | Costs | Enforcement |

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), ADR, Brexit, civil justice reform, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), consumer contracts, costs and enforcement.

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
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