Open consultation

Part 39 Civil Procedure Rules: Consultation on proposed changes


The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is seeking views on changes to Part 39 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR): Miscellaneous provisions relating to hearings.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The proposed changes in this consultation have been drawn up to clarify open justice requirements in relation to hearings in private and reporting restrictions. In addition, the proposed amendments widen the definition of a ‘hearing’ explicitly to take into account technological developments, introduce new rules for parties communicating with the court, and supplement the provision of transcripts.

Published 12 July 2018