Lawyers have expressed puzzlement over the impending move by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to close, and instead publish its content on

This is due to happen over the next two to three weeks, and will include transfer of the Civil, Criminal and Family Procedure Rules and related practice directions to the new site. 

Other procedure rules for magistrates’ courts and the crown courts will also migrate to the new site. 

While the MoJ website will remain, visitors will be redirected to the new site. 

This may seem an innocuous change, but critics say the layout of the procedure Rules on the new site is less user-friendly than previously, which may present practical challenge...

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