Today, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.6) Rules 2020 (SI No. 1228) have been laid before Parliament. They are due to come into effect on Wednesday 2 December 2020.
Practitioners should be aware that the changes to Part 81, Civil Procedure Rules which came into effect on 1 October 2020 have already caused issues in the county courts in matters concerning Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. There has been a disparity in how the courts are dealing with breaches both on arrest and on application.