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Ministry of Justice

Civil Procedure Rules: costs capping orders

Status: Closed - with response

Open date: 12 September 2008

Close date: 24 October 2008

Responses published: 23 February 2009

A consultation being conducted on behalf of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on proposals to amend part 44 of the Civil Procedure Rules by inserting rules on costs capping orders. The consultation also proposes amendments to the Costs Practice Direction to provide guidance on costs capping. The proposals are drawn from current case law and so do not propose new policy.

Consultation paper


There were 64 responses to the consultation paper.  In summary the respondents agreed with a significant proportion of the proposals, although a wide range of issues was raised.