New Rules Law and Legal Definition
New rules are a collection of English pleading rules promulgated in England in the 1834 Hilary Term. It was designed to ease the strict pleading requirements of the special-pleading system. These rules examined procedural laws and other subjects and reported to Parliament changes that might be enacted. However, these rules had the unintended effect of extending the reach of strict-pleading requirements into new areas of law. New rules are also known as Hilary rules.