CPR Part 81 Contempt Proceedings – What Has Changed?

Despite various amendments over the years, many thought the wording of Part 81 was unsatisfactory, repetitive, and unnecessarily complicated. Following a consultation exercise by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee from March-May 2020, the committee proposed a new approach to Part 81 which: omitted nearly all the substantive law; dealt with procedure in the Rules, not Continue reading

Nightmare Neighbours – What Actions Can Be Taken Against Them?

Some of us are unfortunate enough to encounter nightmare neighbours who negatively impact our day-to-day life to varying degrees. This article seeks to explore the options available to clients who need to take further steps to resolve their neighbour disputes. It is, of course, advised that anyone experiencing an issue with their neighbour first try Continue reading

Part 36 Offers Explained

This article explains the key points about Part 36 offers and provides top tips for avoiding common pitfalls. Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (“Part 36”) is a self-contained set of rules designed to encourage both the Claimant and Defendant to settle the claim outside of court. Any offer made under Part 36 is Continue reading

The Law Governing Divorce is Changing, What Does This Mean for You?

Despite the significant cultural and social developments in society, the law governing divorce has remained largely the same since 1969 when the Divorce Reform Act was passed. After many discussions and attempts to change the law, the Government has finally decided that reform is necessary. Current Basis for Divorce When you apply for a divorce Continue reading