On 1 October 2022, CPR Part 6 and Practice Direction 6B were amended to effect comprehensive reform of the service out gateways and so the jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
3VB’s Tom Montagu-Smith KC chaired the service sub-committee of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee which developed and recommended the amendments. The other members of the sub-committee were Mr Justice Chamberlain, Mr Justice Foxton, Mr Justice Miles, John McQuater, Paul Lowenstein KC and Sam Goodman.
The CPRC has recently published the sub-committee’s written report on which the amendments were based. A copy of the full report can be found here.