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The new edition of the White Book publishes when the United Kingdom is in the process of exiting the European Union. It remains unclear what the exact effect of this will be for the Civil Procedure Rules and related legislation. The nature of any changes will depend on the nature and content of any Free Trade Agreement that the United Kingdom and European Union may enter into during the course of 2020. Whatever the exact terms of any such an agreement amendments to the CPR are anticipated. Should there be no such agreement by 31 December, a number of statutory instruments are expected to come into force on that date, which will affect Pts 5, 6, 12, 13, 25, 30, 31, 34, 74, 78 and their Practice Directions: see the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and CPR PD Update 107. The White Book will cover any changes by way of supplements published as soon as possible after they are announced as part of the service. The supplements will be available in print, on Proview (both standalone and consolidated) and White Book on Westlaw (consolidated). Where amendments are anticipated at the time of writing, they are indicated in the relevant commentary to the CPR in the main volumes.


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