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Definition of Civil Procedure Rules

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Civil Procedure Rules : CPR

(Civil Procedure Rules, CPR)

The new procedural code, which was enacted in 1998 and revoked the *Rules of the Supreme Court with effect from 26 April 1999. The Rules, a result of the reforms proposed by Lord Woolf’s Access to Justice (Final Report) 1996, now govern proceedings in the civil cases of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division), the High Court, and the county courts. The CPR have been supplemented by *Practice Directions and *pre-action protocols. They have no application in certain areas, including the Mental Health Act 1983 Part IV and family and adoption proceedings.

The Civil Procedure Rules in relation to the Technology and Construction Court

Proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court are governed by the Civil Procedure Rules and the supplementary Practice Directions. Civil Procedure Rules Part 60 and its associated Practice Direction deal specifically with the practice and procedure of the Technology and Construction Court. Other parts of the Civil Procedure Rules that frequently arise in Technology and Construction Court cases include Part 3 (Case Management Powers); Part 8 (Alternative Procedure for Claims); Parts 12 and 13 (Default Judgment and Setting Aside); Part 17 (Amendments); Part 20 (Counterclaims and Other Additional Claims); Part 24 (Summary Judgment); Part 25 (Interim Remedies and Security for Costs); Part 26 (Case Management); Part 32 (Evidence); Part 35 (Experts and Assessors); Part 44 (Costs); and Part 62 (Arbitration Claims).

Relevant parts of the Civil Procedure Rules in relation to the Technology and Construction Court

The basic rules relating to all applications that any party may wish to make are set out in Civil Procedure Rules Part 23 and its accompanying Practice Directions. Part 7 of the Practice Direction accompanying Civil Procedure Rules Part 60 is also of particular relevance.



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  • Article Name: Civil Procedure Rules
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Civil Procedure Rules In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Civil [...]

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