procedure in the Court of Protection.
The changes contained in this SI, over and above the consolidation of the previous rules, are:
- the arrangement of the rules in separate Parts on the model of the Civil, Family and Criminal Procedure Rules;
- their arrangement in a different order, which was piloted over 2016-2017 by a practice direction under the 2007 Rules (the Practice Direction – Case Management Pilot), together with the introduction of some new rules in relation to case management and expert evidence which were also piloted in that practice direction; and
- the replacement of the rules relating to contempt of court by fuller freestanding rules.