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These Rules amend the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) (S.I. 1998/3132), by—
including Registrars in Bankruptcy in the definition of “the court” in rule 2.4;
amending rule 26.2A to provide for multi-track cases issued or sent to the “London Group” of County Court hearing centres to be automatically transferred to the County Court at Central London, which is the Civil Trial Centre for all such cases;
making minor changes to Parts 40 and 63 in relation to routes of appeal;
substituting for Part 52 a new Part 52 incorporating changes in relation to applications for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal and the exercise by court officers of functions of the Court of Appeal, and making consequential changes in Parts 45, 47, 76, 80 and 88 to correct cross-references to rules which are renumbered in the new Part 52;
correcting a reference in rule 54.5(6) so that it refers to the specific paragraph of the provision in question.
A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.
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