Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008

31.

Amendment of section 40 of Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004.

31.— Section 40 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 is amended—

( a) in subsection (3), by substituting—

“such a report—

(i) attend the proceedings, and

(ii) have access to any relevant documents,

subject to any directions the court may give in that behalf.” for “such a report, attend the proceedings subject to any directions the court may give in that behalf.”,

and

( b) by inserting the following after subsection (10):

“(11) In subsection (3), ‘relevant documents’, in relation to any proceedings referred to in that subsection—

( a) subject to paragraph ( b), means—

(i) the petition, summons or other originating document in the proceedings,

(ii) pleadings and other documents (including the terms of settlement, if any) produced to or lodged with the court, or included in the book of pleadings, in the course of the proceedings, and

(iii) any order made by the court in the proceedings,

( b) does not include any document the contents of which are expressed to be without prejudice or in terms having a like effect.”.