No provision of this Part has effect in relation to criminal proceedings begun before the commencement of that provision.
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Unless ordersThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.This Practice Note provides guidance on
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Acknowledgment of serviceThis Practice Note explains when an acknowledgment of service is required (CPR 10) and the consequences of a failure to file an acknowledgment of service. It identifies the correct form to use, what information must be included and who must to sign the form. The different
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