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Categories:
Civil Procedure
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to explain the amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules brought about by the 50th update. Changes have been made to a large number of policy areas, the most relevant and important relating to expert evidence and claims for additional liabilities. This podcast explains the changes in these two areas and then touches more briefly on the other changes which have been introduced.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the changes to the rules surrounding cost and funding arrangements;
  • Understand the changes to the rules on expert evidence and the background to those changes;
  • Know the remaining amendments made by the 50th update.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Civil Procedure Rules;
  • Civil Procedure Amendment Rules 2009 (SI 2009/2092);
  • Constitutional Reform Act 2005;
  • Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006;
  • Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005;
  • Counter-Terrorism Act 2008;
  • Rogers v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (2006) EWCA Civ 1134;
  • Quarmby Electrical Limited v John Trant t/a Trant Construction (2005) EWHC 608 (TCC).

In this podcast Fiona Ball provides an overview of the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules introduced by the 50th update and the Civil Procedure Amendment Rules 2009 (SI 2009/2092), which came into force on 1st October 2009.

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