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New CPR & transitional provisions

Posted: in by Michelle Barron.

The 65th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules extends the Low Value Personal Injury Scheme for Road Traffic Accidents to include claims valued at £10,000 to £25,000. In addition, the scheme is further extended to include most personal injury claims with a value of £1,000 to £25,000, as set out in the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims. A fixed costs scheme for claims which exit the protocol schemes and either settle or proceed to issue of a claim and judgment is introduced.

Amendments are also made to provide a procedure for an appeal by the prosecutor to the High Court against a grant of bail made by the Crown Court to effect an amendment to the Bail (Amendment) Act 1993 brought about by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

A signpost is added to direct users to the provisions for cost assessment in Civil Recovery Cases.

All amendments come into force on 31 July 2013.

To view the full text of these rules please click here.

There is also a useful guide to recent changes produced by ClerksRoom which can be downloaded here.

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