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Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 saw the government lay the draft Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013 before Parliament. Finally, with less than 7 weeks to go before the implementation date, those affected by the proposals get to see much of the detail of how they will work. However, we are still awaiting the draft new practice directions which will support the rules.
This article is too short to be able to comprehensively review the proposals, and we will be exploring the changes in more depth on a topic by topic basis in the coming weeks. We recommend that all practitioners take the time to look at the rules themselves, which is due to be added as a Statutory Instrument at 3pm today.
Highlights from a costs perspective include:
The battleground has now been mapped; the new costs wars are soon to begin.