CPR changes from 5 June 2014

The following three CPR provisions have been the subject of the reforms which came into force on Thursday 5 June 2014:



  • changes to ensure it is clear that CPR 3.12 dealing with costs budgeting applies in the Admiralty and Commercial Courts
  • how the specialist planning judges will be appointed
  • new provisions at CPR 3.8(4) allowing parties to extend time, the so called ‘buffer agreements’