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Civil Procedure Rules in magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court

All the procedure rules made under section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 and section 84 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 are published at legislation.gov.uk. The statutory instruments containing those rules are listed in the tables beneath, with links to that website:

Rules for magistrates’ courts

Number

Title

SI 1981/552

Magistrates' Courts Rules 1981

SI 1981/553

Magistrates' Courts (Forms) Rules 1981

SI 1983/523

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 1983

SI 1983/524

Magistrates' Courts (Forms) (Amendment) Rules 1983

SI 1984/1552

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 1984

SI 1985/1944

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 1985

SI 1985/1945

Magistrates' Courts (Forms) (Amendment) Rules 1985

SI 1986/1332

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 1986

SI 1986/1333

Magistrates' Courts (Forms) (Amendment) Rules 1986

SI 1988/2132

Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice Act 1988) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1988

SI 1989/300

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 1989

SI 1989/1597

Magistrates' Courts (Extradition) Rules 1989

SI 1990/336

Magistrates' Courts (Witnesses' Addresses) Rules 1990

SI 1990/1190

Magistrates' Courts (Civilian Fine Enforcement Officers) Rules 1990

SI 1990/2260

Magistrates' Courts (Civilian Enforcement Officers) Rules 1990

SI 1991/2096

Magistrates' Courts (Costs Against Legal Representatives in Civil Proceedings) Rules 1991

SI 1992/729

Magistrates' Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1992

SI 1992/2069

Magistrates' Courts (Attendance Centre) Rules 1992

SI 1992/2071

Magistrates' Courts (Children and Young Persons) Rules 1992

SI 1992/2072

Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice Act 1991) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1992

SI 1993/1183

Magistrates' Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1993

SI 1994/3154

Magistrates' Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1994

SI 1995/585

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 1995

SI 1995/2619

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 1995

SI 1997/706

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 1997

SI 1997/707

Magistrates' Courts (Forms) (Amendment) Rules 1997

SI 1998/2167

Magistrates' Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1998

SI 1999/681

Magistrates Courts (Hearsay Evidence in Civil Proceedings) Rules 1999

SI 1999/1343

Magistrates Courts (Children and Young Persons) (Amendment) Rules 1999

SI 1999/2765

Magistrates' Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1999

SI 2000/3361

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 2000

SI 2001/164

Magistrates' Courts (Civilian Enforcement Officers) Rules 2001

SI 2001/167

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 2001

SI 2001/610

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment No 2) Rules 2001

SI 2001/615

Magistrates' Courts (Transfer of Justices' Clerks' Functions) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2001

SI 2001/4013

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Terrorist Cash) (No 2) Rules 2001

SI 2002/2784

Magistrates' Courts (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) Rules 2002

SI 2002/2998

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) Rules 2002

SI 2003/423

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 2003

SI 2003/638

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) (Amendment) Rules 2003

SI 2003/1236

Magistrates' Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2003

SI 2003/1645

Magistrates' Courts (Forfeiture of Political Donations) Rules 2003

SI 2004/247

Magistrates' Courts (Parenting Orders) Rules 2004

SI 2004/1051

Magistrates' Courts (Foreign Travel Orders) Rules 2004

SI 2004/1052

Magistrates' Courts (Notification Orders) Rules 2004

SI 2004/1053

Magistrates' Courts (Risk of Sexual Harm Orders) Rules 2004

SI 2004/2419

Magistrates' Courts (Reports Relating to Adult Witnesses) Rules 2004

SI 2004/2993

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 2004

SI 2005/545

Justices' Clerks Rules 2005

SI 2005/2930

Magistrates' Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2005

SI 2007/2222

Magistrates' Courts (Parenting Orders) (Amendment) Rules 2007

SI 2009/2197

Magistrates' Courts (Violent Offender Orders) Rules 2009

SI 2009/2937

Magistrates' Courts (Drinking Banning Orders) Rules 2009

SI 2009/3362

Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules 2009

SI 2010/605

Magistrates' Courts (Foreign Travel Orders) (Amendment) Rules 2010

SI 2011/1434

Magistrates' Courts (Domestic Violence Protection Order Proceedings) Rules 2011

SI 2012/1275

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) (Amendment) Rules 2012

SI 2012/2018

Magistrates' Courts (Sexual Offences Act 2003) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2012

SI 2012/2563

Magistrates' Courts (Regulation of Investigatory Powers) Rules 2012

SI 2015/421

Magistrates' Courts (Injunctions: Gang-related Violence) Rules 2015

SI 2015/423

Magistrates' Courts (Injunctions: Anti-Social Behaviour) Rules 2015

SI 2015/1478

Magistrates' Courts (Modern Slavery Act 2015) Rules 2015

SI 2016/546

Magistrates' Courts (Psychoactive Substances Act 2016) (Transfer of Proceedings) Rules 2016

SI 2016/745

Magistrates' Courts (Forfeiture of Political Donations) (Amendment) Rules 2016

SI 2017/1199.

Magistrates' Courts (Adult Protection and Support Orders) Rules 2017

SI 2017/1290

Magistrates' Courts (Freezing and Forfeiture of Terrorist Money in Bank and Building Society Accounts) Rules 2017

SI 2017/1291

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) (Amendment) Rules 2017

SI 2017/1293

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Listed Assets) Rules 2017

SI 2017/1295

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Terrorist Cash) (Amendment) Rules 2017

SI 2017/1296

Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Terrorist Assets) Rules 2017

SI 2017/1297

Magistrates' Courts (Freezing and Forfeiture of Money in Bank and Building Society Accounts) Rules 2017

SI 2018/66

Magistrates' Courts (Immigration Act 2014) (Freezing Orders) Rules 2018

Rules for the Crown Court

Number

Title

SI 1982/1109

Crown Court Rules 1982

SI 1988/952

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1988

SI 1988/1322

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 1988

SI 1988/1635

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 3) Rules 1988

SI 1988/2131

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 4) Rules 1988

SI 1989/1103

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 1989

SI 1990/2157

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1990

SI 1991/1288

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1991

SI 1994/3153

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 1994

SI 1995/2618

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1995

SI 1997/701

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1997

SI 1998/2168

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1998

SI 1999/598

Crown Court (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1999

SI 1999/2838

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1999

SI 1999/3040

Crown Court (Forms Amendment) Rules 1999

SI 2000/2093

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2000

SI 2000/2987

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 2000

SI 2000/3362

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 3) Rules 2000

SI 2001/193

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2001

SI 2001/614

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2001

SI 2001/4012

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 3) Rules 2001

SI 2002/2783

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2002

SI 2002/2997

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 2002

SI 2003/422

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2003

SI 2003/639

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 2003

SI 2003/1646

Crown Court (Forfeiture of Political Donations) Rules 2003

SI 2003/1664

Crown Court (Amendment) (No 3) Rules 2003

SI 2004/1047

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2004

SI 2004/1292

Crown Court (Amendment No 2) Rules 2004

SI 2004/2991

Crown Court (Amendment No 3) Rules 2004

SI 2009/3361

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2009

SI 2017/1287

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2017

Rules that now have no effect

The rules listed in the table beneath no longer have any effect. Although these rules have not been revoked or amended explicitly, they ceased to apply to family cases when section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 was amended and partly superseded by the statutory provisions under which the Family Procedure Rules now are made. These rules have been superseded completely by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and by amendments to those 2010 Rules.

SI 1974/706

Magistrates' Courts (Guardianship of Minors) Rules 1974

SI 1986/1141

Magistrates' Courts (Child Abduction and Custody) Rules 1986

SI 1986/1962

Magistrates' Courts (Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982) Rules 1986

SI 1990/1909

Magistrates' Courts (Social Security Act 1986) (Transfer of Orders to Maintain and Enforcement of Maintenance Orders) Rules 1990

SI 1992/457

Magistrates' Courts (Maintenance Enforcement Act 1991) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 1992

SI 1993/627

Family Proceedings Courts (Child Support Act 1991) Rules 1993

SI 2000/1875

Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) (Amendment) Rules 2000

SI 2001/778

Family Proceedings Courts (Family Law Act 1986) Rules 2001

SI 2001/818

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2001

SI 2003/2840

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2003

SI 2004/3376

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2004

SI 2005/229

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2005

SI 2005/413

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment No 2) Rules 2005

SI 2005/585

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment No 3) Rules 2005

SI 2005/1977

Family Proceedings Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2005

SI 2007/2188

Family Proceedings Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2007

SI 2007/2267

Magistrates' Courts (Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Rules 2007

SI 2008/2858

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2008

SI 2008/2859

Magistrates' Courts (Enforcement of Children Act 1989 Contact Orders) Rules 2008

SI 2009/637

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2009

SI 2009/858

Family Proceedings Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2009

SI 2009/2025

Family Proceedings Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No 2) Rules 2009

SI 2010/787

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2010

SI 2010/1065

Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) (No 2) Rules 2010

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