What you need to know about CPR changes coming into force on 5 June 2014

There are three small changes, but only one with a potential major impact – the introduction of so called ‘Buffer Agreements.’  As the Jackson Reforms have resulted in procedural point taking the new provision at CPR 3.8(4) will enable parties to agree reasonable and sensible extensions of time thereby “softening” the effect of CPR 3.8 and hopefully bringing an end to, or at least curbing, this practice.

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) Rules 2014 for 73rd update

Practice direction for 73rd update