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The Civil Procedure (amendment) Rules came into force on the 1st April 2013 and have had a number of implications for solicitors. In this update we wanted to provide an overview of the Premex process for court assigned deadlines which relates to CPR 3.9 'Relief from sanctions'.

The new rules allow the court to assign penalties for deadlines that have not been adhered to. Premex has therefore established a dedicated team to handle any requests for additional medical evidence or information in which the court has assigned a deadline. Please email on litigated cases and detail the case, the court deadline, the request and Premex will ensure information is provided in advance of the court date.

Premex has informed its medical expert panel of the new process, and the stricter approach the courts will now take. However, please ensure Premex is informed of any deadlines and direct requests to this dedicated team.