A new Practice Direction has been issued on the production of orders for Masters and Judges in the Chancery Division which applies from 2 January 2015. The Practice Direction provides guidance on the form of orders to be produced to Masters and Judges for approval and sealing and it also provides a change of practice concerning the service of orders.
Draft orders must now be provided to the court in the form set out in the Appendix 1 to the Practice Direction. Further detailed guidance is provided on the production of orders, including consent orders, orders considered without a hearing and orders made at hearings. Sealed orders are now to be served by one of the parties, rather than by the court, in accordance with the nomination of the court.