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Offshore Insights: The new Eastern Caribbean Civil Procedure Rules – all change or business as usual?

February 13, 2024 | Videos

The inaugural webinar of our brand new series, NSC Offshore Insights, featuring Simon Adamyk, who delves into the topic of The new Eastern Caribbean Civil Procedure Rules – general reforms and electronic litigation – all change or business as usual?”

The new Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules (Revised Edition) 2023 came into effect in each of the Member States and Territories of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on 31 July 2023. They repealed the old Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules 2000, subject to various transitional provisions. What does it mean for you? Is it a complete overhaul or business as usual?

Topics

  • Overview of the New Rules:
    • Grasp the significant changes in the new CPR
    • Explore what’s different, what remains, and how these changes directly impact you.
  • Navigating Transition:
    • Understand the ins and outs of the transitional provisions
  • Electronic Litigation Insights:
    • Explore the essential elements of electronic litigation in the Eastern Caribbean, including the Electronic Litigation Filing and Service Procedure Rules 2019 and their proposed successor, Part 5A of the new CPR.
  • Case Breakdown: Ayre v Reuters News & Media Inc:
    • Delve into the recent significant case in the ECSC Court of Appeal—Ayre v Reuters News & Media Inc.
    • Gain insights into its implications for electronic litigation, the effect on proceedings when a claim form’s validity lapses, and find out the court’s approach to when a party is considered to have submitted to the jurisdiction.

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