In April 2020, the Law Society updated our guidance on court and tribunal forms.

It was expected that various court forms containing a statement of truth would be updated on 6 April 2020 to reflect new wording as set out in the Civil Procedure Rules 113th Practice Direction update. Due to the coronavirus outbreak these forms have not been updated and existing prescribed forms can continue to be used.

Civil Procedure Rule 4(2) and Practice Direction paragraph 1.7 allow for forms to be modified as circumstances require, therefore users can modify editable versions of forms to reflect the new statement of truth wording.

Uneditable versions of forms that have not yet been updated with the new statement of truth wording can continue to be used until a revised prescribed form is issued.