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Chancery Division – Extending time limits & Sealing Tomlin Orders

A number of measures are being introduced, under CPR rule 2.11, to enable the parties to extend certain time limits without the need for a court order. These should save both time and costs for litigants, by reducing the number of applications to the court.

Additionally, Tomlin Orders which deal only with money claims may now, under CPR rule 40.6 and 40PDB para 3.1, be sealed by a clerk without reference to a Master, provided no other relief has been sought.

All these measures take effect immediately.