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Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 6) Rules 2020 laid before Parliament


The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.6) Rules 2020 have been laid before Parliament and are due to come into effect on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

The Statutory Instrument is being published via the Legislation website. The online rules/website will also be updated accordingly in due course.

The amendments are to correct three unintended effects of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2020:

  • two are in relation to the provisions on Contempt of Court (Part 81 of the Civil Procedure Rules) concerning judicial deployment/vires for contempt hearings. The No.3 SI precludes District Judges (and their deputies) from hearing breaches of Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions; this unintended effect is reversed. Additionally, the SI removes certain permission applications from the Administrative Court placing them in the Queens’ Bench Division
  • the final change is to reinstate a provision on permission to issue Writs of Restitution (Part 83 of the Civil Procedure Rules) that was unintentionally omitted in the process of consolidating amendments to Part 83.

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