Posts by Beverley Barton

  • CPRC Snippets: June 2017

    The approved minutes and papers from the June 2017 Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) meeting were made publicly available on 10 July 2017.

  • CPRC Snippets: May 2017

    The approved minutes and papers from the May 2017 Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) meeting were made publicly available on 21 June 2017.

  • CPRC Snippets: April 2017

    The approved minutes and papers from the April 2017 Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) meeting became publicly available on 15 May 2017. There was a varied agenda, and a considerable number of developments of real interest.

  • CPRC Snippets: March 2017

    The approved minutes and papers from the 3 March 2017 Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) meeting became publicly available on 15 May 2017.

  • CPRC Snippets: February 2017

    The approved minutes and papers from the 3 February 2017 Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) meeting became publicly available on 3 April 2017. Many of the matters discussed will have moved on considerably in the meantime: for example, the proposed changes to PD 3E in light of SARPD Oil took effect on 6 April, and … Continue reading CPRC Snippets: February 2017

  • CPRC Snippets: December 2016

    The approved minutes of the December 2016 Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) meeting became publicly available on 17 February 2017. Quite a number of the matters have moved on significantly in the meantime – not least, as several of the procedural changes discussed are being implemented as part of the 88th CPR Update.

  • Fixed recoverable costs: “the claimant perspective”

    One of the big stories for dispute resolution lawyers this year is Jackson LJ’s review of the fixed recoverable costs regime. Jackson LJ is due to report back to the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls by 31 July 2017, so there will be an intense programme of work.

  • CPRC Snippets: November 2016

    Papers from the November 2016 Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) meeting were circulated on 13 December 2016, along with the approved minutes. Topics under consideration included: CPRC sub-committees. The use of legal advisers. References to the European Court. Tackling “schedule” rules. Applications for permission to issue a warrant of possession in the County Court. Appeals. There … Continue reading CPRC Snippets: November 2016

  • CPRC Snippets: October 2016

    Papers from the October 2016 CPRC meeting were circulated on 23 November 2016, along with the approved minutes. Some key points of interest include: CPRC provisional work programme. Legal Advisers Pilot. Electronic Pilot Working Scheme. “Hot Tubbing”. Court reform. Court of Appeal.

  • CPRC Snippets: December 2015

    Papers from the 4 December 2015 CPRC meeting were published on 11 January 2016. This was the last meeting chaired by Richards LJ before his retirement. The Master of the Rolls, and others, thanked him for his excellent contribution to the CPRC. As this was the last meeting of 2015, not surprisingly, much of the … Continue reading CPRC Snippets: December 2015

  • CPRC Snippets: November 2015

    Papers from the 13 November CPRC meeting were published on 8 December 2015. It is a rather more streamlined set this month, but there is still plenty of interest!

  • CPRC Snippets: October 2015

    Papers from the 9 October CPRC meeting were published on 17 November 2015. It was the first meeting of the new legal year so there was a full agenda. Despite the time lapse between meetings taking place and the papers becoming publicly available, they provide a useful snapshot of how work has been progressing on … Continue reading CPRC Snippets: October 2015

  • CPRC Snippets: June 2015

    An undercurrent discernible from the papers this month is the potential tension between HMCTS’ and the MoJ’s planned agenda for change as against the available judicial resources.

  • CPRC Snippets: May 2015

    The May papers provide a useful snapshot of how work is progressing on a number of ongoing initiatives.