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15 FEB 2016

Updated private law orders released

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Updated private law orders released
Following on from the draft private law orders published in late January, new versions have been circulated which have some minor changes and corrections and also include Welsh versions.

For ease of use, the orders are now available as tick box forms in PDF format. It is hoped that many judges and justices' legal advisers will use the Judicial Template to produce their orders and that practitioners may find using the tick box versions a convenient way of drafting orders.

A separate set of orders and tick box forms for use in Wales have also been produced. All are available to download below (PLCOW A, B and C). Clause B39 has been amended to take into account other differences in Wales in relation to Activity Directions. 

To try and keep the forms manageable they are separated into three sections:
  • A: Allocation and Gatekeeping;
  • B: Case Management Directions and Section 8 and other Orders; and 
  • C: Enforcement.

In the orders released last month, the title to B22 should read 16.4 Guardians rather than 6.4. The draft clause itself is unaffected.

The tick box forms are available to download here:

 The Welsh tick box forms and orders are available to download here:

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