Rule changes and statistics Civil procedure The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 SI No 95 make significant changes to the rules in the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 SI No 3132 (CPR) relating to costs in environmental (Aarhus Convention) claims with effect from 28 February 2017. The amended rules substitute new rules 45.41-45.45 under which: • A claimant is now required to state that the claim is an Aarhus claim for the   costs rules to apply1 and they must file a schedule of their financial resources   with the claim. • Where there are multiple claimants or defendants, the limits ...