Changes to the CPR coming into force in April 2014

By Waine Mannix

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014 have been published, along with the making document, which details the amendments to various practice directions. Together they implement the 69th update to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and come into force in April.

Two of the main changes are the introduction of the single county court and enforcement law changes.

Sections 17(1) and (2) of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 provide for a single county court and come into force on 22 April 2014. There will be a single national entity with a national jurisdiction…

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