CPR Changes April 2020

Witness Statement, Statements of Truth and Credit Hire Pleadings

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Course Overview

Delivered by solicitor and lecturer Nicky Carter, this 60-minute live webinar will focus on the forthcoming amendments to CPR Practice Direction 16, which take effect from the 6th April 2020.

Predominately aimed at PI practitioners, this session will consider the new provisions concerning statements of truth and preparation and content of witness statements.

This session will be of particular interest to those involved in credit hire litigation as the forthcoming CPR changes herald the introduction, for the first time, of a mandatory requirement to plead within a statement of case certain matters specified concerning any credit hire claim.

During this session, Nicky will cover the following topics:

•  PD22 Statements of Truth –Current requirements
•  PD22 Statements of Truth –Current requirements
•  Statements of Truth-what will change?
     o   Implications

• Witness Statements –Current Requirements
• Witness Statements what will change?
     o   Contempt?
     o   Bolder Sanctions?
     o   Witnesses speaking a foreign language
     o   Method of taking the Statement –Implications
• PD 16 8.2(8) Pleading Amendments
     o   Credit Hire Implications
     o   Meaning of “Relevant Facts”
     o   Implications of failure to comply?
• CPR 12 Default Judgment changes
• Relevant Dates for changes

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course, you will be up to speed with the forthcoming CPR changes concerning witness statements, statements of truth and credit hire pleadings.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for PI and credit hire practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors


About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    30 Page


  • Price
  • £ 90