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This is the first in a three part series of video blogs in which we discuss the reformed Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules, which applies to settlement offers made on or after 6 April 2015.

This video discusses the Civil Procedure Rules Committee’s priorities for reform, in particular the emphasis on simplifying the rules.  They sought to achieve this in part through a consolidation process – reducing the need for litigants to assimilate the wealth of related case law.  The video summarises these changes, and explores some of the problems that might arise as a consequence.