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New PD36G introduces pilot scheme for online s8 applications

Pilot to run until 28 January 2019

  • Online applications for section 8 orders are to be piloted between now and next January under a Pilot Scheme introduced by a new Practice Direction, 36G.

    The Scheme has been set up to "assess the use of new practices and procedures to allow for certain applications for section 8 orders to be generated via the online system".

    Although the application can be made online, the Practice Direction states that for the purposes of the Pilot

    "the applicant will need to save or print that application, which will then need to be filed at court in accordance with the procedure currently provided for in the FPR and Practice Directions."

    However, it is intended that future Practice Directions will establish other Pilot Schemes which will allow for later stages in applications for section 8 orders to be completed online.

    The new Practice Direction can be read online here.

News, published: 03/04/2018


Published: 03/04/2018


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