Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2000

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2000/221

2000 No. 221 (L.1)

SUPREME COURT OF ENGLAND AND WALES

COUNTY COURTS, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2000

Made 24th January 2000

Laid before Parliament 3rd February 2000

Coming into force in accordance with rule 1

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee, having power under section 2 of the Civil Procedure Act 19971to make rules of court under section 1 of that Act, after consulting in accordance with section 2(6)(a) of that Act, make the following Rules:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

S-1 These Rules may be cited as the Civil Procedure (Amendment)...

1. These Rules may be cited as the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2000 and shall come into force—

(a) for the purposes of rules 2, 8, 20 and 40 of these Rules and this rule, on 28th February 2000; and

(b) for all other purposes, on 2nd May 2000.

S-2 In these Rules— “ the Rules ” means the Civil Procedure Rules...

2. In these Rules—

(a) “the Rules” means the Civil Procedure Rules 19982and a reference to a Part or rule by number alone means the Part or rule so numbered in the Rules;

(b) a reference to an Order by number and prefixed by “RSC” means the RSC Order so numbered in Schedule 1 to the Rules; and

(c) a reference to an Order by number and prefixed by “CCR” means the CCR Order so numbered in Schedule 2 to the Rules.

Amendments to Civil Procedure Rules 1998

Amendments to Civil Procedure Rules 1998

S-3 In rule 3.5— paragraph (3) stands as paragraph (4); paragraph...

3. In rule 3.5—

(a) paragraph (3) stands as paragraph (4);

(b) paragraph (4) stands as paragraph (5); and

(c) after paragraph (2), insert—

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“3 Where judgment is obtained under this rule in a case to which paragraph (2)(b)(iii) applies, it will be judgment requiring the defendant to deliver the goods, or (if he does not do so) pay the value of the goods as decided by the court (less any payments made).”.

S-4 In Part 6, at the end of the list of contents, insert the text...

4.—(1) In Part 6, at the end of the list of contents, insert the text as set out in Part I of Schedule 1 to these Rules.

(2) After rule 6.1, in the cross-reference—

(a)

(a) omit sub-paragraph (a);

(b)

(b) sub-paragraph (b) stands as sub-paragraph (a); and

(c)

(c) sub-paragraph (c) stands as sub-paragraph (b).

(3) In rule 6.5, for “RSC Order 11”, substitute “Section III of this Part”.

(4) In rule 6.7—

(a)

(a) after paragraph (1), insert “(Rule 2.8 excludes a Saturday, Sunday, a Bank Holiday, Christmas Day or Good Friday from calculations of periods of 5 days or less)”; and

(b)

(b) for paragraph (2), substitute—

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“2 If a document is served personally—

(a) after 5 p.m., on a business day; or

(b) at any time on a Saturday, Sunday or a Bank Holiday,

it will be treated as being served on the next business day.”.

(5) After rule 6.16, insert Section III as set out in Part II of Schedule 1 to these Rules.

S-5 After rule 8.2, insert— 8.2A Issue of claim form without naming...

5. After rule 8.2, insert—

S-8.2A

Issue of claim form without naming defendants

8.2A.—(1) A practice direction may set out the circumstances in which the court may give permission for a claim form to be issued under this Part without naming a defendant.

(2) An application for permission must be made by application notice before the claim form is issued.

(3) The application notice for permission—

(a)

(a) need not be served on any other person; and

(b)

(b) must be accompanied by a copy of the claim form that the applicant proposes to issue.

(4) Where the court gives permission it will give directions about the future management of the claim.”.

S-6 In rule 12.3— for paragraph (2), substitute— 2 Judgment in...

6. In rule 12.3—

(a) for paragraph (2), substitute—

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“2 Judgment in default of defence may be obtained only—

(a) where an acknowledgment of service has been filed but a defence has not been filed;

(b) in a counterclaim made under rule 20.4, where a defence has not been filed,

and, in either case, the relevant time limit for doing so has expired.”;

(b) after paragraph (2), insert—

“(Rule 20.4 makes general provision for a defendant’s counterclaim against a claimant, and rule 20.4(3) provides that Part 10 (acknowledgment of service) does not apply to a counterclaim made under that rule)”; and

(c) in paragraph (3), for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

“(a)

“(a) the defendant has applied—

(i) to have the claimant’s statement of case struck out under rule 3.4; or

(ii) for summary judgment under Part 24,

and, in either case, that application has not been disposed of;”.

S-7 In rule 17.1— after paragraph (2) insert— 3 If a statement of...

7. In rule 17.1—

(a) after paragraph (2) insert—

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“3 If a statement of case has been served, an application to amend it by removing, adding or substituting a party must be made in accordance with rule 19.4.”; and

(b) omit—

“(Part 19 also applies where the amendment relates to the addition, substitution or removal of a party)”.

S-8 After rule 18.1, insert— (Part 53 (defamation) restricts...

8. After rule 18.1, insert—

“(Part 53 (defamation) restricts requirements for providing further information about sources of information in defamation claims)”.

S-9 For Part 19, substitute Part 19 (parties and group litigation)...

9. For Part 19, substitute Part 19 (parties and group litigation) as set out in Schedule 2 to these Rules.

S-10 In rule 20.3— for paragraph (3), substitute— 3 Part 12 (default...

10. In rule 20.3—

(a) for paragraph (3), substitute—

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“3 Part 12 (default judgment) applies to a Part 20 claim only if it is a counterclaim.”;

(b) after paragraph (3), insert—

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“4 With the exception of—

(a) rules 14.1(1) and 14.1(2) (which provide that a party may admit the truth of another party’s case in writing); and

(b) rule 14.3(1) (admission by notice in writing—application for judgment),

which apply to all Part 20 claims, Part 14 (admissions) applies to a Part 20 claim only if it is a counterclaim.”; and

(c) for the cross-reference, substitute—

“(Rule 12.3(2) sets out how to obtain judgment in default of defence where the Part 20 claim is a counterclaim against the claimant, and rule 20.11 makes special provision for default judgment in some categories of Part 20 claims)”.

S-11 In rule 23.10, for paragraph (1), substitute— 1 A person who...

11. In rule 23.10, for paragraph (1), substitute—

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“1 A person who was not served with a copy of the application notice before an order was made under rule 23.9 may apply to have the order set aside(gl) or varied.”.

S-12 In Part 24— after rule 24.1, insert— (Part 53 makes special...

12. In Part 24—

(a) after rule 24.1, insert—

“(Part 53 makes special provision about summary disposal of defamation claims in accordance with the Defamation Act 1996)” and

(b) in rule 24.4, after paragraph (3), insert—

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“4 A practice direction may provide for a different period of notice to be given.”.

S-13 In Part 25, the title is amended to “INTERIM REMEDIES AND...

13.—(1) In Part 25, the title is amended to “INTERIM REMEDIES AND SECURITY FOR COSTS”.

(2) For the list of contents in Part 25, substitute the list of contents and insert the section heading as set out in Part I of Schedule 3 to these Rules.

(3) After rule 25.11, insert Section II as set out in Part II of Schedule 3 to these Rules.

S-14 In rule 26.7, paragraph (3)— substitute “the” for “any”; and...

14. In rule 26.7, paragraph (3)—

(a) substitute “the” for “any”; and

(b) omit “in those proceedings”.

S-15 In rule 27.2, in sub-paragraph (e) of paragraph (1), before...

15. In rule 27.2, in sub-paragraph (e) of paragraph (1), before “and 35.8” insert “, 35.7 (court’s power to direct that evidence is to be given by single joint expert)”.

S-16 After rule 31.22, insert— 31.23 False, disclosure statements 1...

16. After rule 31.22, insert—

S-31.23

False, disclosure statements

31.23.—(1) Proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against a person if he makes, or causes to be made, a false disclosure statement, without an honest belief in its truth.

(2) Proceedings under this rule may be brought only—

(a)

(a) by the Attorney General; or

(b)

(b) with the permission of the court.”.

S-17 In rule 32.6, in paragraph (2), omit “, in support of his...

17. In rule 32.6, in paragraph (2), omit “, in support of his application,”.

S-18 In Part 40, the title is amended to “JUDGMENTS, ORDERS, SALE OF...

18.—(1) In Part 40, the title is amended to “JUDGMENTS, ORDERS, SALE OF LAND ETC.”.

(2) For the list of contents in Part 40, substitute the list of contents and insert the section heading as set out in Part I of Schedule 4 to these Rules.

(3) For rule 40.1 substitute—

S-40.1

Scope of this section

40.1. This Section sets out rules about judgments and orders which apply except where any other of these Rules makes a different provision in relation to the judgment or order in question.”.

(4) After rule 40.14, insert Section II as set out in Part II of Schedule 4 to these Rules.

S-19 After Part 51, insert Part 52 (appeals) as set out in Schedule...

19. After Part 51, insert Part 52 (appeals) as set out in Schedule 5 to these Rules.

S-20 After Part 52, insert Part 53 (defamation) as set out in...

20. After Part 52, insert Part 53 (defamation) as set out in Schedule 6 to these Rules.

S-21 In RSC Order 53, in rule 8, for paragraph (2), substitute— 2...

21. In RSC Order 53, in rule 8, for paragraph (2), substitute—

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“2 Any appeal from an order made by a Master pursuant to paragraph (1) shall lie to a Divisional Court and not to a Judge.”.

S-22 In RSC Order 71— in rule 7(2) for “Order 11, rules 5, 6 and...

22. In RSC Order 71—

(a) in rule 7(2) for “Order 11, rules 5, 6 and 8”, substitute “CPR rules 6.24, 6.25 and 6.29”;

(b) in rule 22, for “by claim form”, substitute “in accordance with CPR Part 23 and”;

(c) in rule 29 for “Order 23”, substitute “Section II of CPR Part 25”;

(d) in rule 32(2) for “Order 11, rules 5, 6...

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