This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 1 January 2011, amend the District Courts Rules 2009 in the light of the Limitation Act 2010. Rule 1.16.3 (which relates to calculating periods of time fixed by the rules or by a judgment, order, or direction or by a document in a proceeding) is amended to replace references to the Limitation Act 1950 with references to the Limitation Act 2010. Form 9 of Schedule 1 (which is the form for a plaintiff's or other party's reply to a defendant's response to a plaintiff's claim) is amended so that it recognises clearly that the effect of a limitation defence is to bar by statute not a plaintiff's claim, but relief in respect of one.
Date of notification in Gazette: 4 November 2010.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.