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The revision of the rules relating to appeals did not come into operation at the same time as the rest of the Civil Procedure Rules. They were brought into being by the Access to Justice Act 1999 and came into effect about a year after the CPR did. The new provisions for appeals in small claims cases came into effect even later. In a sense, the new provisions have greatly simplified the routes of appeal while toughening up the grounds and discouraging second appeals.