The new procedure came into effect from 1 October 2020 without any transitionary measures and has fundamentally changed the court’s procedure to contempt application, whilst leaving the substantive jurisdiction for contempt unchanged. The article addresses the key areas of change: (i) terminology, (ii) simplified procedure, (iii) the process for the court to initiate contempt proceedings, (iv) wider amendments to the CPR, and (v) new forms for contempt applications. The article concludes with the authors’ thoughts on the five key areas that merit particular attention.
The article, entitled “CPR Pt 81: the new contempt of court roadmap” is found at (2020) 170 NLJ 7913 and was first published by the New Law Journal on 4/12/2020.
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