PRACTICE DIRECTION CHANGES PUBLISHED YESTERDAY: CAME INTO FORCE 40 MINUTES AGO… CHANGES TO THE ONLINE CIVIL CLAIMS PILOT
The 159th update – Practice Direction Amendments was published yesterday and came into force at 11.00 today. (I am told that this is an improvement over some previous amendments which came into force before they were published).
THE PRACTICE DIRECTION
The update can be found here.
These are summarised on the Justice site here.
The following amendment is made to PD 51R for Online Civil Money Claims (OCMC) which enables:
- an online ‘Notice of Change of legal representative’ to be introduced into OCMC. This allows a newly appointed legal representative to assign themselves to a claim to replace the former legal representative of a party in a case.
The following amendments are made to PD 51ZB for the Damages Claims Portal (DCP) which enable:
- Certificate of Service functionality to be introduced in to the DCP, along with related amendments in relation to digital notices of change of legal representative.
- In addition, an update amendment is made to replace a reference to the CCMCC (County Court Money Claims Centre) with a reference to the CNBC (Civil National Business Centre). This amendment is consequential on the establishment of the CNBC, which will handle the business previously allocated to the CCMCC and the County Court Business Centre. The main suite of amendments for this were included in The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2023 and associated 158th PD Update.