What does it mean? The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) are designed to promote the pursuit of justice in a timely and cost efficient way. Civil litigation has undergone significant restructuring over the last 20 years and the drive for change and efficiency continues. The court system is looking to streamline its processes to allow more online activity, which enhances accessibility and efficiency and reduces administrative costs. 
 
The Civil Procedure Rules have a fundamental objective, a clearly stated reason for their existence. It is referred to as the overriding objective that all cases are conducted fairly and justly. 
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