New Rules from 6 April 2017

14th February, 2017

The amendments to CPR can be viewed here SI 2017 No. 95



*             Automatic strike out of claims where hearing fee not paid.

*             No refunds of hearing fees for cases that settle before trial.



*             The automatic strike out will follow failure to comply with a notice of trial date, stating the fee to be paid, by which date, which will specify the consequences of non-payment;

*             In a strike out the claimant will be liable to pay the defendant’s costs;

*             Any counterclaim will continue; and

*             The same obligations will apply to the defendant continuing with a counterclaim (new rule 3.7AA).

*             The court will have power to reinstate an action.



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