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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast explains the three main changes brought about by the 49th update. The first is the new Practice Direction on Pre-action Conduct which replaces the old Practice Direction on Pre-action Protocols. The second, and one of the main changes for practitioners in the 49th update, is the introduction of specific provision for cost capping orders in new parts 44.18 – 44.20. Finally, the increases in the financial limit of the fast track and fast track trial costs are covered.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the pre-action conduct expected by the court;
  • Understand the new rules relating to cost capping orders;
  • Know the new financial limit for allocation to the fast track and the corresponding amendment to advocate fees for such cases.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Civil Procedure Rules;
  • Matthew Peacock v MGN Limited (2009) EWCH 769 QB;
  • Musa King v Telegraph Group Ltd (2004) EWCA Civ 613;
  • Willis v Nicolson [2007] EWCA Civ 199;
  • Smart v East Cheshire NHS Trust (2003) EWCH 2806 (QB).

In this podcast Fiona Ball discusses the 49th update to the Civil Procedure Rules which came into force on 6th April 2009.

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