Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules Revised Edition 2023 - Cover Image

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil (ECSC) Procedure Rules (Revised Edition) 2023 repeal and replace the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules 2000 and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules, Revised Edition 2023, S.I. No. 44 of 2023. The revised rules (“the Rules”) will apply to all proceedings commenced after 31 July 2023 in each of the member states and territories of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, including the British Virgin Islands (BVI), subject to the transitional provisions contained in Part 75 of the Rules.

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules apply in the following jurisdictions:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Montserrat
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

This Civil Procedure Rules consolidated act does not include the various forms prescribed by the legislation and listed in the Appendix, which are available from Conyers upon request. An official version of the Rules, complete with court forms, is available on the ECSC website.

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Conyers BVI litigation team has written a series of articles summarising the key revisions to the Rules relevant to our clients’ interests and areas of practice, which can be found here:

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Conyers British Virgin Islands
July 2023

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