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These Rules may be cited as the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2013 and shall come into force on 1 April 2013.
These Rules make the following amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR)-
- a substitution of rule 3.12(1), so that in addition to not applying to multi-track cases commenced on or after 1st April 2013 in the Admiralty and Commercial Courts, Section II of Part 3 of the CPR and Practice Direction 3E will also not apply to-
- such multi-track cases commenced on or after 1st April 2013 in the Chancery Division as the Chancellor of the High Court may direct; and
- such multi-track cases commenced on or after 1st April 2013 in the Technology and Construction Court and the Mercantile Court as the President of the Queen's Bench Division may direct; and
- a substitution of rule 44.3(7), so that paragraphs (2)(a) and (5) of that rule will not apply to costs incurred in respect of work done before 1st April 2013, as well as not applying to cases commenced before that date.
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