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A guide to the litigation processBy Tom Coates, Paula Barry
In April 2013, following a review of the Civil Procedure Rules by Lord Justice Jackson, the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013 (LASPO) was enacted, by way of a convenient bolt on, which has resulted in major changes affecting many areas of dispute resolution including costs, delays, documentary and factual evidence.
In 1999 the civil justice rules which had been developed over centuries were discarded and replaced by new rules of court procedure. These rules are known as the Civil Procedure Rules ("CPR"). The aim of the CPR is to make civil justice more accessible, fair and efficient. The CPR are not just another set of rules tacked on to an existing way of doing things: they demanded a completely new code of behaviour and attitude to dispute resolution. In particular there is an emphasis on the need to focus on investigating and preparing the case at an early stage of the dispute, and commit management resources to the resolution of the dispute.
In April 2013 following a review of the CPR by Lord Justice Jackson the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013 (LASPO) was enacted, by way of a convenient bolt on, which has resulted in major changes affecting many areas including costs, delays, documentary and factual evidence. These changes have been incorporated into this note.