Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Lawyers Beware - Changes to Civil Procedure Rules

From 6 April 2007, changes to Part 36 and Part 14 will come into effect.

At a glance the most significant change is that Defendants need no longer make payments into court in order to gain costs protection for their offers to settle (proving certain conditoins are satisfied).

Furthermore Part 14 has been amended, apparently to tidy up the mess left behind by the Court of Appeal in Sowerby v Charlton.

1 comment:

Root said...

Part 36 is a good rule. Why change it?