Part 39 Civil Procedure Rules: proposed changes

Closed 23 Aug 2018

Opened 12 Jul 2018

Overview

The proposed changes in this consultation are from the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) but the consultation is being undertaken by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). 

Why We Are Consulting

MoJ is seeking views on changes to Part 39 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) ‘Miscellaneous provisions relating to hearings’. This Part provides general direction on the conduct of hearings.  The proposed changes in this consultation have been drawn up to clarify open justice requirements in relation to hearings in private and reporting restrictions. In addition, the proposed amendments widen the definition of a ‘hearing’ explicitly to take into account technological developments, introduce new rules for parties communicating with the court, and supplement the provision of transcripts.

Audiences

  • Government departments
  • Legal professionals
  • Court & Tribunal staff
  • Legal professional bodies
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Citizens
  • Legal professionals
  • Media

Interests

  • Courts
  • Access to justice
  • UK Law
  • Legal services