Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill committee stage

Released 11 June 2019

The Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill had its committee stage in the House of Lords on 10 June 2019.

The Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill aims to:

establish an Online Procedure Rule Committee (OPRC) to create new and easily navigable online rules for civil, tribunal and family proceedings;

enable the Lord Chancellor to alter the composition of the OPRC with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior President of Tribunals;

enable the Lord Chancellor or Secretary of State to amend, repeal or revoke legislation to facilitate the making of online rules.

The committee stage was the first chance for detailed line-by-line examination of the Bill. The report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.

For more information, see Lords examines Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill.

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