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Rule committee sets shorter deadlines for filing costs budgets

Lawyers will be set much shorter deadlines to file their costs budgets under a draft rule agreed by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee. The committee reversed an earlier decision to scrap costs capping rules.

December 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

New powers for county court legal advisers to be piloted in bid to ease judicial workload

Legal advisers, rather than judges, are set to carry out a wide range of ‘judicial’ tasks in the county courts after the Civil Procedure Rule Committee voted in favour of a pilot scheme.

March 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

Lord Dyson “personally opposed” to changing costs rules for JR permission hearings

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, has made it clear that he is “personally opposed” to changes in the costs rules for judicial review oral permission hearings.

March 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Rule committee launches consultation on debt protocol after complaints from creditors

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has launched a consultation on a new pre-action protocol for debt claims, following complaints from creditors that there has not been one up until this late stage in drafting.

September 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Claimant lawyers hit back over “cynical” part 36 offers

The Forum of Complex Injury Lawyers (FOCIS) has hit back after a report for the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) recommended that part 36 should be reformed, partly to discourage claimant lawyers from making “cynical” offers.

August 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

Rule committee backs part 36 reforms

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) is to consider how part 36 can be reformed – to simplify it, allow offers by counterclaiming defendants and discourage “cynical” claimant offers.

August 19th, 2014 | No Comments »