8th January 2019
On 1 January 2019, a new set of disclosure rules came into effect in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, most notably the Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court (with some limited exceptions, such as the Admiralty Court). The new rules are part of the Disclosure Pilot scheme, which is set to run for two years, and replace those currently set out in CPR Part 31.
The new Disclosure Practice Direction puts in place a radically different disclosure regime from the one it replaces, and was intended to bring about a change in culture insofar as this stage of litigation is concerned. Although it is important for litigators to understand the details of the Disclosure Pilot, the key aspects of the new rules may be summarised as follows:
For further information or to arange an in-house briefing on the new disclosure routine, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44(0)207 842 5555.
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