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Case management definition

What does Case management mean?

The court's aim is to ensure civil claims are dealt with justly and at proportionate cost and it has wide powers under the CPR to actively manage cases to do so. A case management conference may be held to review steps taken and give future directions for claim progression.

Dispute Resolution

The procedural role of the court in ensuring the disposal of disputes in accordance with the overriding objective.
The court's aim is to ensure civil claims are dealt with justly and at proportionate cost and it has wide powers under the CPR to actively manage cases to do so. CPR Rule 1.4 sets out some of the activities which fall within the concept of case management. While the role of the CPR as a whole is to ensure the proper management of cases, CPR Rule 3 in particular sets out the court's general powers of case management.

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