Legal Business

Travers Smith: CPR 36: time for a re-boot?

Jan-Jaap Baer

Partner, Travers Smith

Emma Reynolds

Associate, Travers Smith

In April this year, CPR 36 underwent the latest in a series of amendments. These amendments did not amount to a root-and-branch overhaul of the regime but rather to a reorganisation and codification of existing principles, largely designed to address issues which have been thrown up by recent court decisions. The changes were generally welcomed as providing a greater degree of clarity for litigants when navigating their way through what remain complex and densely drafted rules. However, there remains a question as to whether a more radical overhaul of the rules is desirable.