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

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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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